FRA ANGELICO: DISSEMBLANCE AND FIGURATION(En papel)
- Nº de páginas: 290
- Encuadernación: Tapa dura
- Editoral: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
- Lengua: INGLÉS
- ISBN: 9780226148137
The traditional story of Renaissance painting is one of inexorable progress toward the exact representation of the real and visible. Georges Didi-Huberman disrupts this story with a new look--and a new "way" of looking--at the fifteenth-century painter Fra Angelico. In doing so, he alters our understanding of both early Renaissance art and the processes of art history.
A Florentine painter who took Dominican vows, Fra Angelico (1400-1455) approached his work as a largely theological project. For him, the problems of representing the unrepresentable, of portraying the divine and the spiritual, mitigated the more secular breakthroughs in imitative technique. Didi-Huberman explores Fra Angelico's solutions to these problems--his use of color to signal approaching visibility, of marble to recall Christ's tomb, of paint drippings to simulate (or stimulate) holy anointing. He shows how the painter employed e
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