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‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Karen Junod

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book explores the development of artists' biographies in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. The development of the art market and the burgeoning of an exhibition culture all ... More


Consenting to Self

Jean-Luc Nancy

in The Pleasure in Drawing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823250936
eISBN:
9780823252671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823250936.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This section argues that there is no art without pleasure. This means that art always results from a tension that searches for itself and enjoys reaching out, in order to renew this tension ... More


Biography vs. Literature, Art, and Criticism

Karen Junod

in ‘Writing the Lives of Painters’: Biography and Artistic Identity in Britain 1760-1810

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199597000
eISBN:
9780191725357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597000.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 1 presents an overview of biographical writing in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain, and shows that while the biographies of painters shared many affinities with other ... More


Artistic temperament in the Italian Renaissance: a study of Giorgio Vasari's Lives

Andrew Steptoe

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter analyses the issue of artistic temperament and creativity as well as personalities of artists in the Italian Renaissance through the Lives of the Artists, by Giorgio Vasari (1511–74), a ... More


Chapter 2 Vasari in Hollywood: Artists and Biopics

Steven Jacobs

in Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640171
eISBN:
9780748670901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Presenting a survey of the genre of the artist biopic, this chapter investigates which specific artists and art historical eras proved attractive to filmmakers. Favouring the sixteenth and ... More


D’Aubigné’s Tragiques: A Wasteland of Graffiti

Paul Usher

in Epic Arts in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199687848
eISBN:
9780191767814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687848.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

Turning to Agrippa D’Aubigné’s Tragiques, written mainly in the late sixteenth century but published only in 1616, this chapter examines a very different kind of relationship between art and epic ... More


Collecting Body Parts in Leonardo’s Cave: Vasari’s Lives and the Eroticsof Obscene Connoisseurship

Harry Berger

in The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823245161
eISBN:
9780823252657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245161.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the portrayal of Leonardo da Vinci in Giorgio Vasari’s Le Vite de' Piú Eccellenti Pittori Scultori ed Architettori (The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and ... More


Winckelmann’s Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums and its earliest critical reception

Katherine Harloe

in Winckelmann and the Invention of Antiquity: History and Aesthetics in the Age of Altertumswissenschaft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695843
eISBN:
9780191755880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695843.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 develops an analysis of Winckelmann’s most famous work: the Geschichte der Kunst des Alterthums. The first two sections consider its sources and structure, seeking to account for its ... More


Medici Florence

Kathleen James-Chakraborty

in Architecture since 1400

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673964
eISBN:
9781452946047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673964.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter describes the architecture of Florence during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and how it was shaped by a single family, the Medicis. In 1445, for instance, construction began on ... More


Inventing Leonardo

Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp, and Robert B. Simon

in Leonardo's Salvator Mundi and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198813835
eISBN:
9780191851575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813835.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

From the evidence of contemporary literary sources, manuscript inventories, correspondence, and eyewitness accounts, Chapter 8 considers the penetration of literary concepts of Leonardo as an artist ... More


At the frontier of futurismo

Katia Pizzi

in Italian Futurism and the Machine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780719097096
eISBN:
9781526146694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526121219.00012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Postwar futurismo included Anarchists and Socialists, such as Vinicio Paladini, Ivo Pannaggi, Avgust Cernigoj and Ruggero Vasari. This chapter explores the manner in which radical futurists welcomed ... More


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