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Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy

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The emergence of the modern Western artwork is sometimes cast as a slow process of secularization, with the devotional charge of images giving way in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to a focus on the beauty and innovation of the artwork itself. Our understanding of art in this pivotal age is badly distorted, focused almost exclusively on religious and civic images. E ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published April 24th 2009 by Penn State University Press
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