1 Written in , Michael Baxandall’s Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy: A Primer in the Social History of Pictorial Style was indeed a “primer ”. Painting and Experience was the author s second book, published a year after Baxandall does not mention any of these scholars in Painting and Experience. 1 All references are to the first edition: M. Baxandall: Painting and Experience in. Fifteenth Century Italy, Oxford 2 U. Middeldorfin the Art.

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Renaissance painting, for example, mirrors the experience of such activities as preaching, dancing, and gauging barrels.

Read for class – ridiculously boring. Through these paintings we can glimpse, if not fully see, that past social texture.

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy – Michael Baxandall – Oxford University Press

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Baxandall also defines and illustrates sixteen concepts used by a contemporary critic of painting, thereby assembling the basic equipment needed to explore fifteenth-century art. This is honestly one of the best books I have read on the subject of Renaissance Art, and should be considered a primer experiencs anyone who is delving into the topic. Academic Skip to main content. Sep 28, Dylan rated it it was amazing.

At the core of his writings there is a solid thought: As it bxaandall out she must have had some other volume in mind as this book barely touches on physiognomics on a page or two. Not for nothing was the secondary school called Abaco and was centred on mathematics.

This new second edition includes an appendix that lists the original Latin and Italian texts referred to throughout the book, providing the reader with all the relevant, authentic sources. That vague precision constitutes my only current criticism view spoiler [and one I mean only very mildly hide spoiler ].


Cahn and Aaron Meskin, Aesthetics: One such example is the well-known Primavera by Botticelli. Giovanni Santi’s twenty-five painters 3. Pictures and Categories 1. Probably the best book on 15th century art, Baxandall is an authority on his subject.

It was definitely worth reading it’s a relatively easy read, short and well-written and I’m sure I’ll return to it over the next few years of studying.

Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy

Venice and Flanders exist in the consciousness of some of those who then discussed their contemporary art as places were things were done differently, one could find there works with qualities other than one might find in Florence. If some narrative scenes could also be dramatizations of virtues, one could also allegorize mathematical relations and transform them into pious matter suitable for sermons. If you love the Renaissance, do yourself a favor and read this book.

Conditions of Trade 1. Plus it’s short book. Intervals and proportions This book completely changed the way I Will experience visual art, it taught me a lot about 15th century Italy and it made me smile. The main focus here is Florence and artists connected with it.

I thought this was an excellent book. Feb 14, Kiely Marie rated it really liked it Shelves: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Personalmente ho dovuto leggerlo per un esame universitario, ma che credo rileggerei. It sparked myimagination and left me wishing all art history books took this kind of approach.


Serving as both an introduction to fifteenth-century Italian painting and as a text on how to interpret social history from the style of pictures in a given historical period, this new edition to Baxandall’s pre-eminent scholarly volume examines early Renaissance painting, and explains how the style of painting in any society reflects the visual skills and habits that evolve out of daily life.

Couldn’t believe what I was now seeing that was so obvious before. In paihting background of the sentences we might imagine the fiddling with the proje Before I started to type I had such a clear idea of what I would say.

Baxandall also defines and illustrates sixteen concepts used by a contemporary critic of painting, thereby assembling the basic equipment needed to explore fifteenth-century art.

For anyone interested in understanding the Italian Renaissance, this book is an essential. Jan 13, AC rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hal Foster, The Anti-aesthetic: Can anyone anc a more recent book that offers a more up-to-date perspective on the Florentine renaissance? That makes an anx book if you like art even if you are not a person with lot of knowledge of the theme. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Her review was illustrated, a key condition for discussing a book about art, while mine is not.