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The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano

The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano
Painting as Visual Exegesis

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Part of Cambridge Studies in New Art History and Criticism

  • Date Published: July 1997
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2005
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521561709

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  • Paolo Berdini here offers a new and provocative re-evaluation of a selected group of paintings, drawings, and religious objects by one of the most inventive artists of the late Italian Renaissance. Situating these works within their historical context, and particularly the reforms in religious experience occasioned by the Council of Trent, this study also challenges traditional iconographic analysis, particularly the word-image paradigm celebrated in much art history. Utilising both the methods of hermeneutics and phenomenology, The Religious Art of Jacopo Bassano introduces a new model for understanding the painter as a reader, and for coming to terms with visual exegesis.

    • Offers a critique of iconography
    • Creates a model for understanding the painter as a reader
    • Critically re-evaluates the religious art of Jacopo Bassano
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Berdini develops his critical discourse with great aplomb. His text is highly condensed, but his positions are attractive, his ideas stimulating'. Jack M. Greenstein, Burlington Magazine

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521561709
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 185 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.845kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 8 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print March 2005
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: from text to artist
    1. Oxymoron
    2. Ipsissima Vox: the parable as picture
    3. Genre scenes
    4. The Paschal night

  • Author

    Paolo Berdini, Stanford University, California

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