The third volume comprises investigations on seventeen paintings by a final group of preeminent, identified artists from the period of transition at the end of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century, to which the authors adjust various attributions and interpretations.
Fame, Vision, and Monumentality in Nineteenth-century French Literary Culture
Author: Michael D. Garval
Pubpsher: University of Delaware Press
Category: Literary Criticism
With democratization of fame in the wake of the French Revolution, writers enjoyed ever greater celebrity status. But in nineteenth-century France, the availability and perceived impermanence of such renown cheapened it, and prompted longing for enduring fame, exemplified by monuments - commemorative sculptural or architectural works, helping a nation in flux define itself, its past, and anticipated future. Within this cultural climate, there evolved an ideal of great writers and their work as immortal, that envisioned literary greatness through the metaphor of monuments and monumentality. study draws upon wide-ranging evidence, from journalism to poetry, caricature to statuary. Focusing on the lives, work, and fame of Honore de Balzac, George Sand, and Victor Hugo, it uncovers the salient features, and traces the rise and fall of this monumentalizing vision of literary greatness, largely forgotten today yet so central to nineteenth-century French culture. North Carolina State University.
Release on 2005 | by Brigitte Dekeyzer,Jan van der Stock
Recycling Manuscripts, Texts, and Images : Proceedings of the International Congres Held in Brussels (5-9 November 2002)
Author: Brigitte Dekeyzer,Jan van der Stock
Pubpsher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
Manuscripts in Transition. Recycling Manuscripts, Texts and Images gathers together some 40 contributions by art historians specialised in research into book illuminations from the time of Charlemagne to Charles V's Habsburg empire (ca. 800-ca. 1550). The accent is mainly on the art of the illumination in the Gothic, Burgundian and Post-Burgundian periods. This anthology is the product of an international conference held in Brussels in 2002 in connection with the exhibition Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination from Charlemagne to Charles the Bold (800-1475) (Leuven, Stedelijk Museum Vander Kelen-Mertens). The central focus of the conference was the systematic re-use of texts and images in the Middle Ages. The examination of this theme resulted in the present fascinating series of articles.