The Resource Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral, Carolyn Smyth

Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral, Carolyn Smyth

Label
Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral
Title
Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Smyth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Correggio's depiction of the Virgin's Assumption into heaven, painted in the cupola of the Duomo of Parma, is widely viewed as one of the most inventive and influential fresco cycles of the Renaissance. Even so, the very elements that make the work so powerful - its lively iconography and its illusionism - have long been decried by critics for their apparent illegibility and lack of decorum
  • In the first book-length study of these frescoes in English, Carolyn Smyth counters such negative criticism by taking into account the viewer's in situ experience of the frescoes. In so doing, she offers a new reading that explores the artist's use of figural perspective, the architectural and liturgical context, and the religious significance of the theme
  • Aided by new photographs of the fresco, taken by Ralph Lieberman, Smyth leads the reader from the door of the cathedral to the apse, in order to examine the lay worshipper's experience from a series of partial views in the nave and the contrasting vistas of the clergy in the presbytery. As each of these separately revealed sequences of the cycle is discussed, new elements appear and are interpreted
  • The gestures, figural relationships, activities, and attributes visible from each viewpoint convey specific meanings that reveal, too, the most relevant aspect of the Assumption theme for the participant below. Not only the spatial communicativeness of the painting but also the affective warmth of Correggio's style are seen as means to celebrate Mary's redemptive role and its implications for the Christian audience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smyth, Carolyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.C7
LC item number
S58 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Duomo di Parma
  • Correggio
  • Correggio
  • Correggio
  • Corrège, Le
  • Duomo di Parma
  • Parme (Italie)
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Christian art and symbolism
  • Mural painting and decoration, Italian
  • Muurschilderingen
  • Peinture et décoration murales
  • Italy
Label
Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral, Carolyn Smyth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-149) 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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 158 p., [76] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691037479
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35885776
  • (OCoLC)ocm35885776
Label
Correggio's frescoes in Parma Cathedral, Carolyn Smyth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-149) 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
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
xvi, 158 p., [76] p. of plates
Isbn
9780691037479
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96045579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35885776
  • (OCoLC)ocm35885776

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