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Michelangelo : sculptor in bronze : the Rothschild Bronzes / edited by Victoria Avery.

Other Title:
Sculptor in bronze
Rothschild Bronzes
Publication:
London : Philip Wilson Publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018. , ©2018
Format/Description:
Book
xxix, 321 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Subjects:
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564.
Human figure in art.
Bronze sculpture, Italian.
Bronze sculpture, Renaissance -- Italy.
Human figure in art.
Bronze sculpture, Italian.
Bronze sculpture, Renaissance.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Michelangelo (1475-1564) is one of the most important and influential artists in the history of art. Documented as a sculptor who worked in a variety of media, his production in bronze has, until recently, proved elusive. However, in 2015 an international team of experts proposed that a pair of stunning male nude figures astride ferocious felines, known as the Rothschild bronzes, should be ascribed to Michelangelo and dated to the early 1500s. These enigmatic and visually-striking bronze masterpieces are the focal point of this multi-authored, interdisciplinary volume, which seeks to reassess Michelangelo's work in bronze and contextualize it within the rest of his output. It contains ground-breaking contributions by leading international experts in the field of art history, anatomy, conservation science and bronze-casting. This book, the first comprehensive interdisciplinary account of Michelangelo's work as a sculptor in bronze, is the outcome of extensive original research undertaken over several years by academics at the University of Cambridge together with a team of international experts, directed by Dr. Victoria Avery, a leading authority on the history, art and technology of bronze casting in Renaissance Italy.-- Publisher description.
Contents:
Foreword
Preamble
Introduction
Visual evidence
1. Brazen defiance : Young Michelangelo, bronze and the David for France / Victoria Avery
2. Commission impossible : Michelangelo's bronze Julius II for Bologna / Victoria Avery
3. Divine pipe dreams : Mature Michelangelo and the mastery of metal / Victoria Avery
4. The God of design : Michelangelo and the decorative arts / Timothy Clifford
5. Secular popes, Pagan times : the Golden Age and Michelangelo's Rothschild Bronzes / Cyril Humphris
6. An anatomical `who dunnit? : Dissecting the Rothschild Bronzes / Julia C. Ruston & Peter H. Abrahams
7. The science of art : Technical considerations of the Rothschild bronzes / Arie Pappot with Robert van Langh
8. The sculptor at work : Recreating the Rothschild Bronzes / Andrew Lacey
9. What a ride! Brilliant balance and the beasts of the Rothschild Bronzes / Faya Cause
10. Duality in art and and anatomy : Men and animals: youth and old age in Leonardo and Michelangelo / Domenico Laurenza
11. Sources and influences : Michelangelo and Rustici / Paul Joannides
12. Tyrants and lovers : Subject and meaning : The Rothschild Bronzes / Meg Galindo & William E. Wallace
13. In search of a patron: the Rothschild Bronzes and the case of the missing patron / Martin Gayford
14. Noble minds : Adolphe and Julie de Rothschild : the first owners of the Rothschild bronzes and their collection / Dimitrios Zikos
15. News travels far : the reception of the Rothschild Bronzes / Morlin Ellis
16. The catalyst : A brief narrative in the first person / Paul Joannides.
Notes:
"University of Cambridge ; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge ; PWP"--title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-309) and index.
Contributor:
Avery, Victoria, editor., Editor
University of Cambridge.
Fitzwilliam Museum.
Contains:
Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. Works. Selections
ISBN:
9781781300633
1781300631
OCLC:
1064263816
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