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This book focuses on the values, priorities, and motives of patrons and the purposes and functions of art works produced north and south of the Alps and in post-Byzantine Crete. It begins by considering the social range and character of Renaissance patronage and ends with a study of Hans Holbein the Younger and the reform of religious images in Basle and England.
Viewing Renaissance Art considers a wide range of audiences and patrons from the rulers of France to the poorest confraternities in Florence. The overriding premise is that art was not a neutral matter of stylistic taste but an aspect of material production in which values were invested—whether religious, cultural, social, or political.
|Item Type:||Edited Book|
|Copyright Holders:||2007 Yale University Press|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > Art History
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jun 2010 08:54|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2016 10:55|
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