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Rarefaction. Nature, Philosophy, and Ethics: Images of Metaphysical Peace in Venetian Renaissance Painting (15001510)  (2014)

Authors:
Carlo, Chiurco
Title:
Rarefaction. Nature, Philosophy, and Ethics: Images of Metaphysical Peace in Venetian Renaissance Painting (15001510)
Year:
2014
Type of item:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Tipologia ANVUR:
Contributo in volume (Capitolo o Saggio)
Language:
Inglese
Format:
Elettronico
Book Title:
Poesis of Peace
Publisher:
Poligrafi
:
Ljubljana
ISBN:
978-961-6964-04-3
Page numbers:
77-91
Keyword:
Philosophy, Art history, Renaissance Art, Renaissance Painting, Renaissance Philosophy, Leonardo da Vinci, Piero della Francesca, Giorgione, Titian, Leon Battista Alberti, Venetian Painting, Marsilio Ficino, Platonism
Short description of contents:
Art history has long identified what is most striking in the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Italian painting: harmony, the exactness of proportions, the perfect calibration of gestures. Yet the mystery lying at their core remains, and the task to define it rests perhaps on philosophy, rather than art history. After all, philosophy, in the extremely refined fashion of the over-synchretistic Platonism of the time, exerted an enormous influence both on Quattrocento and Renaissance painting. This paper will try to describe, rather than determine, such mystery in terms of a metaphysical peace, focusing in particular on the element that lies in the background of these artworks: the landscape, whose realization Venetian painting took to unprecedented heights. Such background acts in fact as the actual foundation of the metaphysical visions manifested by these artworks  which should rather be considered as philosophical treaties in themselves rather than pure works of art. It is only by the presence and the role of the landscape that these paintings achieve a dimension of pure, metaphysical peace that reunites poetry and wisdom, and restitutes a notion of the Human as a Whole.
Web page:
http://www.zrs.upr.si/revije/single/poligrafi-75-76-poesis-of-peace-1872
Product ID:
88743
Handle IRIS:
11562/929099
Last Modified:
November 16, 2015
Attachments:
2
Bibliographic citation:
Carlo, Chiurco, Rarefaction. Nature, Philosophy, and Ethics: Images of Metaphysical Peace in Venetian Renaissance Painting (15001510) Poesis of PeaceLjubljanaPoligrafi2014pp. 77-91

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