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The Resource The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism : visual theology and artistic invention, by Jack M. Greenstein

The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism : visual theology and artistic invention, by Jack M. Greenstein

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The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism : visual theology and artistic invention
Title
The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism
Title remainder
visual theology and artistic invention
Statement of responsibility
by Jack M. Greenstein
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Depicting the Creation of Woman presented a special problem for Renaissance artists. The medieval iconography of Eve rising half-formed from Adam's side was hardly compatible with their commitment to the naturalistic representation of the human figure. At the same time, the story of God constructing the first woman from a rib did not offer the kind of dignified, affective pictorial narrative that artists, patrons, and the public prized. Jack M. Greenstein takes this artistic problem as the point of departure for an iconographic study of this central theme of Christian culture. His book shows how the meaning changed along with the form when Lorenzo Ghiberti, Andrea Pisano, and other Italian sculptors of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries revised the traditional composition to accommodate a naturalistically depicted Eve. At stake, Greenstein argues, is the role of the artist and the power of image-making in reshaping Renaissance culture and religious thought"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenstein, Jack Matthew,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eve
  • Eve
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Naturalism in art
  • Art, Renaissance
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Naturalism in art
  • Europe
Label
The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism : visual theology and artistic invention, by Jack M. Greenstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-240) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: rethinking iconography; 1. 'In the beginning': Genesis cycles and the iconographies of the Creation of Eve; 2. The rib and the side: synthetic artistry at Orvieto Cathedral; 3. The body of Eve in Andrea Pisano's Creation relief for the campanile of Florence Cathedral; 4. A visual invention: the angels at Eve's Side in Lorenzo Ghiberti's Genesis panel; 5. Jacopo della Quercia's Creation of Eve and the dignity of woman
Control code
918616286
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781107103245
Lccn
2015026698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918616286
Label
The creation of Eve and Renaissance naturalism : visual theology and artistic invention, by Jack M. Greenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: rethinking iconography; 1. 'In the beginning': Genesis cycles and the iconographies of the Creation of Eve; 2. The rib and the side: synthetic artistry at Orvieto Cathedral; 3. The body of Eve in Andrea Pisano's Creation relief for the campanile of Florence Cathedral; 4. A visual invention: the angels at Eve's Side in Lorenzo Ghiberti's Genesis panel; 5. Jacopo della Quercia's Creation of Eve and the dignity of woman
Control code
918616286
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xvii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781107103245
Lccn
2015026698
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)918616286

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