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Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Visual Arts

chapter nine
VISUAL ARTS

PhilipM.Soergel

IMPORTANT EVENTS … 358
OVERVIEW … 361
TOPICS

The Early Renaissance in Italy … 363
The Early Renaissance In Northern Europe … 376
The High Renaissance in Italy … 386
The High and Later Renaissance in Venice … 398
Late Renaissance and Mannerist Painting in Italy … 405
The Arts in Sixteenth-Century Northern Europe … 412

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Albrecht Dürer … 420
Giotto … 422
Hans Holbein … 422
Leonardo da Vinci … 424
Michelangelo … 425

DOCUMENTARY SOURCES … 426

SIDEBARS AND PRIMARY DOCUMENTS Primary sources are listed in italics
Contracts (Ghirlandaio's contracts show constraints placed on artists by patrons) … 365
On Painting (Alberti defines standards of technique for artists) … 368
Italian Admirers (Fazio praises Jan van Eyck) … 380
Strange Fantasies (Van Mander comments on Bosch's work) … 382
Artistic Precocity (Vasari praises Leonardo da Vinci) … 387
Espionage and Intrigue (Vasari discusses controversy between Raphael and Michelangelo) … 394
An Art Critic (Aretino praises Titian's work) … 399
Counter Reformation (Paleotti attempts to reform religious art) … 404
The Natural Offense (Vasari comments on The Last Judgment by Michelangelo) … 406
Mourning a Friend (Ercole mourns his friend Giulio Romano) … 409
Reflections on Dürer (Camerarius gives a personal description of Albrecht Dürer) … 413
Master of Nature (Van Mander admires the work of Pieter Bruegel) … 418

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