The Resource The portrayal of love : Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, by Charles Dempsey

The portrayal of love : Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, by Charles Dempsey

Label
The portrayal of love : Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent
Title
The portrayal of love
Title remainder
Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Dempsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Widely acknowledged as a prime manifestation of Florentine humanist culture under Lorenzo de' Medici, Botticelli's Primavera cannot be fully interpreted without considering the poetics that expressed the Laurentian cultural program and, in turn, the Renaissance itself. In this analysis Charles Dempsey examines the poetry written by Lorenzo and his literary clients in order to give definition to the cultural context in which the Primavera was created. A celebration of Love, the painting is shown to incorporate both public and private imaginative realms while embracing the ideal and the actual experiences of the present. The Primavera, depicting Venus as the spirit of Love and springtime, is simultaneously old-fashioned and modern, rooted in International-Style vernacular conventions and evincing a nascent classical vocabulary. After describing the profoundly humanist classical foundation to the invention of the Primavera, Dempsey identifies its genre with rustic song, then relates the painting to the conventions of vernacular love poetry. A close reading of the painting in relation to works by Lorenzo, Politian, Pulci, and other poets working to elevate vernacular expression by infusing native Tuscan with Latin forms suggests how the idea of Love portrayed by Botticelli in the figure of Venus incorporates not only the ancient springtime renovatio mundi but also the actual cultural renovation - the Renaissance - imagined and sponsored by Lorenzo the Magnificent
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dempsey, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX552.A1
LC item number
D46 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Botticelli (1444-1510)
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Médicis, Laurent de (1449-1492)
  • Arts, Italian
  • Arts, Renaissance
  • Love in art
  • Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)
  • Arts de la Renaissance
  • Arts italiens
  • Amour
  • Amour
  • Art de la Renaissance
  • Art
  • Ut pictura poesis (esthétique)
  • Arts, Italian
  • Arts, Renaissance
  • Love in art
  • Ut pictura poesis (Aesthetics)
  • Italy
Label
The portrayal of love : Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, by Charles Dempsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Poetry as painting : the classical Materia of Botticelli's invention for the Primavera -- Poetry as public myth : the Priomavera and vernacular expression -- Poetry as history : Lucrezia Donati, Luigi Pulci's Da poi 'l Lauro, and some poems by Lorenzo de'Medici -- Poetry as historical fiction : Lorenzo de'Medici, Simonetta Cattaneo, and Lucrezia Donati -- Reading the poem
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780691032078
Isbn Type
(CL)
Lccn
92003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25246100
  • (OCoLC)ocm25246100
Label
The portrayal of love : Botticelli's Primavera and humanist culture at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent, by Charles Dempsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Poetry as painting : the classical Materia of Botticelli's invention for the Primavera -- Poetry as public myth : the Priomavera and vernacular expression -- Poetry as history : Lucrezia Donati, Luigi Pulci's Da poi 'l Lauro, and some poems by Lorenzo de'Medici -- Poetry as historical fiction : Lorenzo de'Medici, Simonetta Cattaneo, and Lucrezia Donati -- Reading the poem
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xiv, 173 pages
Isbn
9780691032078
Isbn Type
(CL)
Lccn
92003056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25246100
  • (OCoLC)ocm25246100

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