The place of the antique in early modern Europe /
Ingrid D. Rowland ; with contributions by Craig Hanson ... [et al.].
Chicago, Ill. : David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, c1999.
viii, 109 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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Chicago, Ill. : David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, c1999.
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"Catalogue of an exhibition at The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, 23 November 1999-29 February 2000"--T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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A scholar's desk, a warlord's castle, a pope's altar, the mouth of a volcano: in the minds of early modern Europeans, all evoked memories of ancient times, from Egyptian pharaohs to Roman emperors. The essays in this catalog explore the influence of antiquity on a broad spectrum of artistic production in Europe, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. They include investigations of proto-scientific imagery, Ovidian myth, allegorical devices, the papal banquet, and the growing importance of Greece to understandings of the ancient world. Together, these essays reveal much about the continual remaking of the antique in the visual culture of Europe.
Table of Contents
Foreword and Acknowledgments
Color Plates
The Place of AntiquityIngrid
Transformations of the Antique: Metamorphic Representation in the Renaissance
Babies, Banquets, and Bacchanals
Siting the Antique in Nature, the Academy, and Antiquarian Travel
Appendix: Supplementary Materials
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