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- DescriptionThis book offers an invative approach to the altarpieces of Giambattista Tiepolo (1696-1770) by discussing them within the intellectual context of the first half of the eighteenth century. Tiepolo occupies a particular position in the history of art: firmly embedded in the eighteenth century, he is one of the last great painters of the classical tradition, and, at the same time, one of the precursors of modernity. Why has Tiepolo's religious art often been misunderstood? How can the abbreviation and absence of key symbols in the images be explained and why is this rhetoric of absence so utterly modern? Deliberately concentrating on what is t painted, rather than what is in the picture, the book deals with Tiepolo's lacunism as an eighteenth-century phemen anticipating modernity. It discusses four different forms of rhetoric: iconic, narrative, silent, and visionary. Each discourse calibrates the images within their contemporary religious and philosophical context, which promote this type of rhetoric as highly invative.
- Author BiographyJohanna Fassl was born in Munich, Germany, and holds a PhD with distinction in Art History from Columbia University. She received Mellon and Getty fellowships for her research on Tiepolo. Currently she is an assistant professor of art history at Franklin College Switzerland, in addition to being the director of Casa Muraro: Columbia University Study Center in Venice. She is now working on her second book project, dealing with the concept of vision in Enlightenment art, science, and philosophy.
- Author(s)Johanna Fassl
- PublisherPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Date of Publication06/10/2010
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Series TitleStudies in Early Modern European Culture / Studi Sulla Cultura Europea Della Prima Eta Moderna
- Series Part/Volume Number4
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- First Published2010
- ImprintPeter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
- Content Note52, 17 coloured, 35 b/w ill.
- Weight780 g
- Width150 mm
- Height220 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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