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Women on the Edge: The ‘Saletta delle Dame’ of the Palazzo Salvadego in Brescia

REBECCA NORRIS

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Form and content give rise to the question of function in the Saletta delle Dame of the Palazzo Salvadego. It is a uniquely decorated space in which frescos cover the four walls, treating the viewer ... More


Sacralizing the Evangelical Church as a Church Home

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Called “church homes,” auditorium churches were considered “houses of God” as well as religious homes for members, and the domestic meanings associated with them transformed ideas about the nature of ... More


Hephaestion’s Pyre and the Royal Hunt of Alexander

Olga Palagia

in Alexander the Great in Fact and Fiction

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198152873
eISBN:
9780191715136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198152873.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

After the death of Alexander the Great of Macedon, a series of monuments depicting him hunting a lion along with one or more companions began to appear on the Greek mainland. In Asia during that ... More


Orestes, Pylades, and Roman Men

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the second century BCE, a version of the play by the great Roman Republican author Pacuvius, which has not survived, put the Black Sea adventures of the Atreids on the Latin literary agenda. ... More


Seeing Culture in a Room for a Renaissance Prince

Randolph Starn

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter demonstrates the effect of literary theory in its analysis of the fifteenth-century frescoes of Andrea Mantegna. It also addresses the domain of “seeing” as opposed to “reading.” A new ... More


Representations of Male-to-Female Lovemaking†

J.R. Clarke

in Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

What kind of paintings of lovemaking did the elite class enjoy? Fortunately there exist fresco paintings from this period to help us answer this question. Equally fortunate is the unusual ... More


Message

Evonne Levy

in Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The French Marxist Louis Althusser's description of the functioning of ideology sets the stage for a reading of Jesuit propaganda. The proximity— if not the dependence—of Althusser's models of ... More


Musil’s Fairy-Tale Castle

Garth Fowden

in Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236653
eISBN:
9780520929609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236653.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Quṣayr 'Amra means the little castle of 'Amra. Due to a year of exceptional heat and drought, Dr. Alois Musil realized that a systematic investigation of Quṣayr 'Amra would have to be postponed. His ... More


Touching the Soul of Michelangelo

Gianluigi Colalucci and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0032
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The restorer-scientist, Gianluigi Colalucci, starts this dialogue explaining the difference between an artist or creator and a restorer. He then describes the emotions he felt and the importance ... More


Fishing

Annalisa Marzano

in Harvesting the Sea: The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199675623
eISBN:
9780191757167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675623.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter presents an overview of fishing in antiquity. It starts by discussing how fishing was constructed in literary works and figurative arts intended for an elite audience. Subsequently, it ... 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


Centralizing Cult

Ian Haynes

in Blood of the Provinces: The Roman Auxilia and the Making of Provincial Society from Augustus to the Severans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199655342
eISBN:
9780191758300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655342.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter examines the character and form of those cults that can be seen as providing a cosmological link between military units both to one another and to the State. It builds upon the ... More


Wall Paintings

Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi

in Fathpur Sikri Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198084037
eISBN:
9780199082568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084037.003.0011
Subject:
History, Indian History

The harsh monotony of the red stone surfaces has been mellowed by the instrument of covering the surfaces of imperial buildings with decorations in the form of frescoes and murals. The wall paintings ... More


How to Perform Like a Statue: Ghirlandaio, Pontano, and Exemplarity

Susan Gaylard

in Hollow Men: Writing, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251742
eISBN:
9780823252855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251742.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter shows that there was a political need-at least fifty years earlier than the traditional dating of the breakdown of exemplarity-for a single authoritative pose that seemed timeless and ... More


The Fifteenth Century and the Contrasts of Slimming

Georges Vigarello

in The Metamorphoses of Fat: A History of Obesity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159760
eISBN:
9780231535304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159760.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

By the end of the medieval period, illuminated manuscripts and frescoes provided access to images with identifiable sizes for the first time, bringing about a slow but explicit attention to contours, ... More


A Thousand Points of Light

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the earliest electrical lighting system of the U.S. government’s Capitol building. The dome of the Capitol building was decorated with frescoes of American history, which, ... More


Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

“Mystic Plants and Aegean Nature Goddesses” examines the artistically and symbolically dense rituals of the ancient Minoans which often focused on nature goddesses and sacred trees and flowers. Ring ... More


Middle Byzantine Mosaics: Appearance and Character

Carolyn L. Connor

in Saints and Spectacle: Byzantine Mosaics in their Cultural Setting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190457624
eISBN:
9780190457648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457624.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The three prime examples of the Middle Byzantine program of church decoration are introduced, described, and compared in terms of their architecture and programs of mosaics. The mosaics of the ... More


Introduction

Vered Lev Kenaan

in The Ancient Unconscious: Psychoanalysis and the Ancient Text

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198827795
eISBN:
9780191866517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827795.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A fresco of the Oedipus drama from the second-century Egyptian Nile Valley is a springboard for an analysis that illustrates how unconscious knowledge is formed and activated by communication across ... More


Prologue: On a Portrait of a Woman Reader

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Prologue contains an analysis of a fresco in the Palazzo del Podestà in San Gimignano, dating from the beginning of the fourteenth century, and showing a man and a woman reading together, their ... More


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