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Between Renaissance and Baroque : Jesuit art in Rome, 1565-1610 /
Gauvin Alexander Bailey.
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2003.
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xi, 406 p., [96] p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm.
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0802037216 (bound) :
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Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2003.
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0802037216 (bound) :
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5071454
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Gauvin Alexander Bailey is Associate Professor of Renaissance and Baroque Art at Clark University.
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Between Renaissance and Baroqueis a stunning achievement ? the first book to be written about the original painting commissions of the Jesuits in Rome. Offering a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in the city during their first half century of existence, the study treats some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting including the original decorations of the church of the Ges and the Collegio Romano, and the martyrdom frescoes at S. Stefano Rotondo.Based on extensive new archival research from Rome, Florence, Parma, and Perugia, Gauvin Alexander Bailey's study presents an original, revisionist treatment of Italian painting in the last four decades of the sixteenth century, a critical transitional period between Renaissance and Baroque. Bailey relates the Jesuit painting cycles to the great religious and intellectual climate of the period, isolates the new stylistic trends which appeared after the Council of Trent, and looks at the different ways in which artists met the challenges for devotional art made by the religious climate of the post-Tridentine period.Bailey also succeeds in providing the first ever written reconstructions of the Jesuit churches of S. Tommaso di Canterbury, S. Saba, and S. Apollinare, and the original novitiate complex of S. Andrea al Quirinale, the site of the most complex and original hospital decoration in late Renaissance Italy. Through these reconstructions, Bailey sheds new light on such works as Louis Riche me's meditation manual on the paintings at S. Andrea, Le peinture spirituelle, a lively and detailed treatise on late Renaissance art that has never before been the subject of a thorough study. Ultimately, Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.
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Between Renaissance and Baroque is a stunning achievement - the first book to be written about the original painting commissions of the Jesuits in Rome. Offering a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in the city during their first half century of existence, the study treats some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting including the original decorations of the church of the Gesu and the Collegio Romano, and the martyrdom frescoes at S. Stefano Rotondo. Based on extensive new archival research from Rome, Florence, Parma, and Perugia, Gauvin Alexander Bailey's study presents an original, revisionist treatment of Italian painting in the last four decades of the sixteenth century, a critical transitional period between Renaissance and Baroque. Bailey relates the Jesuit painting cycles to the great religious and intellectual climate of the period, isolates the new stylistic trends which appeared after the Council of Trent, and looks at the different ways in which artists met the challenges for devotional art made by the religious climate of the post-Tridentine period. Bailey also succeeds in providing the first ever written reconstructions of the Jesuit churches of S. Tommaso di Canterbury, S. Saba, and S. Apollinare, and the original novitiate complex of S. Andrea al Quirinale, the site of the most complex and original hospital decoration in late Renaissance Italy. Through these reconstructions, Bailey sheds new light on such works as Louis Richeome's meditation manual on the paintings at S. Andrea, Le peinture spirituelle, a lively and detailed treatise on late Renaissance art that hasnever before been the subject of a thorough study. Ultimately, Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.
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'Between Renaissance and Baroque' offers a comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in Rome during the first 50 years of their existence. It also examines some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting.
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Between Renaissance and Baroqueis a stunning achievement A? the first book to be written about the original painting commissions of the Jesuits in Rome. Offering a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in the city during their first half century of existence, the study treats some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting including the original decorations of the church of the Ges? and the Collegio Romano, and the martyrdom frescoes at S. Stefano Rotondo. Based on extensive new archival research from Rome, Florence, Parma, and Perugia, Gauvin Alexander Bailey's study presents an original, revisionist treatment of Italian painting in the last four decades of the sixteenth century, a critical transitional period between Renaissance and Baroque. Bailey relates the Jesuit painting cycles to the great religious and intellectual climate of the period, isolates the new stylistic trends which appeared after the Council of Trent, and looks at the different ways in which artists met the challenges for devotional art made by the religious climate of the post-Tridentine period. Bailey also succeeds in providing the first ever written reconstructions of the Jesuit churches of S. Tommaso di Canterbury, S. Saba, and S. Apollinare, and the original novitiate complex of S. Andrea al Quirinale, the site of the most complex and original hospital decoration in late Renaissance Italy. Through these reconstructions, Bailey sheds new light on such works as Louis Riche?'me's meditation manual on the paintings at S. Andrea, Le peinture spirituelle, a lively and detailed treatise on late Renaissance art that has never before been the subject of a thorough study. Ultimately, Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.
Description for Reader
Between Renaissance and Baroqueis a stunning achievement - the first book to be written about the original painting commissions of the Jesuits in Rome. Offering a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in the city during their first half century of existence, the study treats some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting including the original decorations of the church of the Gesù and the Collegio Romano, and the martyrdom frescoes at S. Stefano Rotondo.Based on extensive new archival research from Rome, Florence, Parma, and Perugia, Gauvin Alexander Bailey's study presents an original, revisionist treatment of Italian painting in the last four decades of the sixteenth century, a critical transitional period between Renaissance and Baroque. Bailey relates the Jesuit painting cycles to the great religious and intellectual climate of the period, isolates the new stylistic trends which appeared after the Council of Trent, and looks at the different ways in which artists met the challenges for devotional art made by the religious climate of the post-Tridentine period.Bailey also succeeds in providing the first ever written reconstructions of the Jesuit churches of S. Tommaso di Canterbury, S. Saba, and S. Apollinare, and the original novitiate complex of S. Andrea al Quirinale, the site of the most complex and original hospital decoration in late Renaissance Italy. Through these reconstructions, Bailey sheds new light on such works as Louis Richeôme's meditation manual on the paintings at S. Andrea, Le peinture spirituelle, a lively and detailed treatise on late Renaissance art that has never before been the subject of a thorough study. Ultimately, Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.
Main Description
Between Renaissance and Baroqueis a stunning achievement - the first book to be written about the original painting commissions of the Jesuits in Rome. Offering a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of the paintings and stuccoes which adorned all of the Jesuit foundations in the city during their first half century of existence, the study treats some of the most crucial monuments of late Renaissance painting including the original decorations of the church of the Gesu and the Collegio Romano, and the martyrdom frescoes at S. Stefano Rotondo. Based on extensive new archival research from Rome, Florence, Parma, and Perugia, Gauvin Alexander Bailey's study presents an original, revisionist treatment of Italian painting in the last four decades of the sixteenth century, a critical transitional period between Renaissance and Baroque. Bailey relates the Jesuit painting cycles to the great religious and intellectual climate of the period, isolates the new stylistic trends which appeared after the Council of Trent, and looks at the different ways in which artists met the challenges for devotional art made by the religious climate of the post-Tridentine period. Bailey also succeeds in providing the first ever written reconstructions of the Jesuit churches of S. Tommaso di Canterbury, S. Saba, and S. Apollinare, and the original novitiate complex of S. Andrea al Quirinale, the site of the most complex and original hospital decoration in late Renaissance Italy. Through these reconstructions, Bailey sheds new light on such works as Louis Richeome's meditation manual on the paintings at S. Andrea, Le peinture spirituelle, a lively and detailed treatise on late Renaissance art that has never before been the subject of a thorough study. Ultimately, Bailey provides us with a new understanding of the stylistic and iconographic strands which shortly afterward were woven together to form the Baroque.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: A Time without Art?p. 3
The Jesuits and the Visual Arts, and Art and 'Counter-Reformation'p. 5
The Debate over 'Mannerism,' and Art in Rome before the Jesuitsp. 22
The Directors of the Jesuit Painting Programsp. 30
The Novitiate of S. Andrea al Quirinalep. 38
The Foundation and Construction of the Novitiatep. 40
The Chronology and Authorship of the Novitiate Decorationsp. 44
Louis Richeome's Guide to the Novitiate Paintingsp. 48
The Novitiate Chapel of S. Andrea al Quirinalep. 52
The Refectoryp. 59
The Lavatory and Galleriesp. 61
The Recreation Roomp. 61
The Dormitoryp. 68
The Novitiate Infirmaryp. 74
Rooms One to Fivep. 76
Rooms Six to Tenp. 87
Rooms Eleven to Thirteen, and the Infirmary Refectoryp. 95
The Novitiate Infirmary Cycle in Context: Hospital Decoration in Renaissance Italyp. 102
The Jesuit Collegiate Foundations of the Collegio Romano, the Seminario Romano, and the German-Hungarian Collegep. 107
Jesuit Teaching and a Brief History of the Roman Collegiate Institutionsp. 109
The Paintings of the Collegio Romano and the Church of SS. Annunziatap. 115
The Paintings of the Seminario Romanop. 121
The Paintings of the German-Hungarian College and the Palaeochristian Revival Movementp. 122
The Church of S. Sabap. 126
The Church of S. Apollinarep. 128
The Church of S. Stefano Rotondo: Paintings by Niccolo Circignani and Matteo da Sienap. 133
The Subjects of Circignani's Paintings at S. Stefanop. 141
The Church of S. Stefano Rotondo: Paintings by Antonio Tempestap. 148
The Church of S. Stefano Rotondo: The Balustradep. 151
The Collegiate Church of S. Tommaso di Canterbury and the Novitiate Church of S. Vitalep. 153
The Venerable English College and S. Tommaso di Canterburyp. 153
The Novitiate Church of S. Vitalep. 166
The Church of the Gesu in Rome: Documentsp. 187
Overview of the Scholarship of the Gesup. 188
The Foundation and Construction of the Gesup. 191
The General Scheme of the Gesu Paintingsp. 194
The Artists of the Gesu Decorationsp. 198
The Nave Chapels: Left Sidep. 202
The Nave Chapels: Right Sidep. 208
The Apse and Crossing Areap. 214
The West Wall, Sacristy, Confraternity Chapels, and Miscellaneous Minor Commissionsp. 221
The Church of the Gesu in Rome: Description and Interpretationp. 224
The Nave Chapels: Left Sidep. 226
The Nave Chapels: Right Sidep. 235
The Apse and Crossing Areap. 247
The Sacristy and the Tomb of Ignatiusp. 255
The Legacy of the First Gesu Decorationsp. 256
Conclusion: A New Sacred Art for a New Erap. 261
Notesp. 271
Bibliographyp. 367
Indexp. 383
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