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Inventing the Renaissance putto, Charles Dempsey

Label
Inventing the Renaissance putto
Title
Inventing the Renaissance putto
Statement of responsibility
Charles Dempsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The figure of the putto (often portrayed as a mischievous baby) made frequent appearances in the art and literature of Renaissance Italy. Commonly called spiritelli, or sprites, putti embodied a minor species of demon, in their nature neither good nor bad. They included natural spirits, animal spirits, and the spirits of sight and sound, as well as hobgoblin fantasies, bogeys, and the spirits contained in wine. Among the sensations ascribed to spiritelli were feelings of love, erotic arousal, and startling frights."
  • "After discussing the many manifestations of the putto-spiritello in fifteenth-century Italian art and literature, Charles Dempsey offers parallel interpretations of two works: Botticelli's Mars and Venus, a painting in which infant Satyr-putti appear as the panic-inducing spirits of the nightmare, and Politian's Stanze, a poem in which masked cupids appear to the hero in a deceiving dream. He concludes with an examination of the function of such masks in the poetry and public masquerades sponsored by Lorenzo de'Medici and in Michelangelo's scheme for the decoration of the Medici Chapel."
  • "Throughout, Dempsey advances a larger argument about the nature of Italian Renaissance art. Rather than simply reviving classical forms, he says, the art accommodated and fused them within local, vernacular, and modern Italian traditions, both literary and pictorial."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Dempsey, Charles
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX552.A1
LC item number
D455 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donatello
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Arts, Italian
  • Arts, Renaissance
  • Angels in art
  • Popular culture
  • Arts italiens
  • Arts de la Renaissance
  • Anges dans l'art
  • Culture populaire
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Putti
  • Renaissance
  • Putto
  • Renaissance
  • Angels in art
  • Arts, Italian
  • Arts, Renaissance
  • Popular culture
  • Italien
  • Italy
Label
Inventing the Renaissance putto, Charles Dempsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-267) 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
Contents
Donatello and the invention of the Putto -- Spiritelli d'Amore: idle fancies and childish follies -- Spirits of the nightmare: Botticelli's Mars and Venus as a problem in grammatical interpretation -- Politician's Stanze per la Giostra di Giuliano de'Medici: Julio's false dream -- The end of the masquerade
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780807826164
Lccn
00051206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45243239
  • (OCoLC)ocm45243239
Label
Inventing the Renaissance putto, Charles Dempsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-267) 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
Contents
Donatello and the invention of the Putto -- Spiritelli d'Amore: idle fancies and childish follies -- Spirits of the nightmare: Botticelli's Mars and Venus as a problem in grammatical interpretation -- Politician's Stanze per la Giostra di Giuliano de'Medici: Julio's false dream -- The end of the masquerade
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780807826164
Lccn
00051206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45243239
  • (OCoLC)ocm45243239

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