By James Elkins
Renaissance Theory offers an lively dialog between paintings historians in regards to the optimum methods of conceptualizing Renaissance artwork, and the hyperlinks among Renaissance artwork and modern artwork and concept. this is often the 1st dialogue of its sort, regarding not just questions inside of Renaissance scholarship, yet problems with hindrance to artwork historians and critics in all fields. equipped as a digital roundtable dialogue, the participants talk about rifts and disagreements approximately the right way to comprehend the Renaissance and debate the primary texts and authors of the last thirty years who've sought to reconceptualize the interval. They then flip to the difficulty of the relation among sleek artwork and the Renaissance: Why do sleek paintings historians and critics so seldom seek advice from the Renaissance? Is the Renaissance our vital historical past, or are we bring to an end from it by means of the revolution of modernism?
The quantity comprises an advent by way of Rebecca Zorach and ultimate, synoptic essays, in addition to contributions from probably the most well-liked thinkers on Renaissance paintings together with Stephen Campbell, Michael Cole, Frederika Jakobs, Claire Farago, and Matt Kavaler.
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