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The animated image : Roman theory on naturalism, vividness and divine power / Stijn Bussels.

Author/Creator:
Bussels, Stijn, author.
Publication:
Berlin : Akademie Verlag, [2012]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 p.)
Series:
Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus ; Band 11.
Studien Aus Dem Warburg-Haus ; Band 11
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Subjects:
Sculpture, Roman.
Art, Roman.
Naturalism.
Sculpture -- Technique.
Aesthetics, Roman.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Many Romans wrote about the belief that an image - a sculpture or painting, as well as a verbal description or a personage on stage - is not a representation, but the image's prototype or that an image had particular aspects of life. A first group of authors explained these believes as incorrect observation or wrong mental processing by the beholder. Other authors pointed at the excellent craftsmanship of the maker of the image. A third group looked at the supernatural involvement of its prototype, often a god. Together these discourses on the animation of images bring us to what intellectuals from all over the Roman empire saw as reprehensible or acceptable in beholding images as works of art or as cult images. Moreover, these discourses touch upon ontological and epistemological problems. The barrier between life and death was explored and also the conditions to obtain knowledge from observation.
Contents:
Front Matter
Naturalism and Animation: Pliny's Anecdotes on Art
Enargeia as Epistemological Requirement and Rhetorical Virtue: Quintilian on Vividness
Creation and Impact of Art, Literature and speech: Callistratus' on the statue of a Bacchante
Life and Animation in Dance, Theatre and Spectacle: Lucian's the Dance
Cult statues at the Boundaries of Humanity: Plutarch on Supernatural Animation
Epilogue: Erotic Reactions to Praxiteles' Cnidian Aphrodite
Back Matter
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed April 12, 2014).
ISBN:
3-05-006261-4
OCLC:
871775727
Publisher Number:
10.1524/9783050062617 doi