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The Resource Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy, Alfred Acres

Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy, Alfred Acres

Label
Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy
Title
Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy
Statement of responsibility
Alfred Acres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy" examines how and why a vast range of fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century European images of Christ's infancy allude either to his death or to the devil, and sometimes to both. Written as an essay on interpretation, the book addresses the bottomless ingenuity with which artists worked to embody two central yet ultimately elusive ideas: the sacrifice for which the Incarnation was necessary and evil poised to thwart the scheme of salvation. Because both are nominally nonexistent or suppressed in the moment pictured - a death not yet present for the Infant and a menace resisted by his coming - they convey absence or imminence in ways rarely attempted in earlier art. Although both kinds of allusion became pervasive in painting, prints, and sculpture and are widely familiar to modern observers, neither has ever been systematically addressed in art historical scholarship. ... the heart of the study is given to close scrutiny of an unusual variety of images (by such central figures as Bosch, Botticelli, Bruegel, Campin, Donatello, Gossaert, Michelangelo, and van der Weyden, among many others)"--Dust jacket flap
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Acres, Alfred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History HMSAH
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  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Art, European
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Nativity of Jesus Christ
  • Art, European
  • Kindheit Jesu
  • Kunst
  • Europe
Label
Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy, Alfred Acres
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
754711955
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781905375714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)754711955
Label
Renaissance invention and the haunted infancy, Alfred Acres
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
754711955
Dimensions
31 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781905375714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)754711955

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