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The Resource Painting under pressure : fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence, Michelle O'Malley

Painting under pressure : fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence, Michelle O'Malley

Label
Painting under pressure : fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence
Title
Painting under pressure
Title remainder
fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence
Statement of responsibility
Michelle O'Malley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book considers the impact that economics had on Renaissance art. In late fifteenth-century Italy, there was increasing demand for goods of all types, including sustained demand for art which exerted significant pressure on sought-after painters. Analysing specific works, the book demonstrates the consequences of demand for decisions about production. It addresses questions of how master painters employed their workshops to fulfill the requirement for new works, and how, in the face of high demand, they produced works of quality. The book traces the careers of four artists whose work defined painting in late fifteenth-century Florence: Alessandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Filippino Lippi and Pietro Perugino, men who turned out high volumes of work and attracted the patronage of prestigious patrons, and whose reputations for excellence were widely publicized. Economic questions have long fuelled research in art history and we know a significant amount about prices and business on a macro level. Less is known about decisions on the micro level: what approaches painters took to the manufacture of bodies of commissioned work, how they made daily decisions on design and pigments application, how serial production related to creating work for commissions. The book considers these issues within the framework of two arguments. The first asserts that levels of excellence in production reflected master painters' choices; the second contends there was a central relationship among economics, design and quality. Using documentary evidence about price, scientific evidence about production, and formal analysis about appearance, the book demonstrates Renaissance business practices and shows the individual approaches artists took to producing excellence and meeting demand"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.5/51109024
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ND621.F7
  • ND621.F7
LC item number
  • O48 2013
  • O48 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Painting under pressure : fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence, Michelle O'Malley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
844731564
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780300197976
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky256025091
  • (OCoLC)844731564
Label
Painting under pressure : fame, reputation and demand in Renaissance Florence, Michelle O'Malley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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.
Control code
844731564
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780300197976
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013020584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky256025091
  • (OCoLC)844731564

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