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Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More


Bitter Ash

James H. Johnson

in Venice Incognito: Masks in the Serene Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267718
eISBN:
9780520948624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267718.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the fall of the Republic in the nineteenth century and the disappearance of masks from Venice society. When the nineteenth century dawned in Venice, the masks which had served ... More


The Intertextual Politics of Cultural Catholicism: Tiepolo, Madonna, Scorsese

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the intertextual politics of cultural Catholicism manifested itself as aesthetic style in the work of Italian painter Domenico Tiepolo, American popular artist Madonna and ... More


Newton and Cleopatra

Mary Hamer

in Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the frescoes entitled the Banquet and the Incontro by Giambattista Tiepolo as tribute to both Cleopatra and Isaac Newton's experimental method. The frescoes represent Newton's ... More


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