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Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance by Erwin Panofsky


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In Studies in Iconology, the themes and concepts of Renaissance art are analysed and related to both classical and medieval tendencies.

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In “Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance,” Erwin Panofsky embarks on a profound exploration of the visual language of the Renaissance period. With meticulous scholarship and keen insight, Panofsky delves into the intricate symbolism and cultural context of Renaissance art, uncovering the layers of meaning embedded within iconic images.

Drawing upon humanistic philosophy and historical analysis, Panofsky elucidates the underlying themes and motifs that pervade Renaissance artworks, from religious allegories to classical mythology. Through his discerning lens, the art of this era emerges as a rich tapestry of intellectual inquiry and artistic expression, reflecting the complex interplay between individual creativity and cultural ideals.

Panofsky’s seminal work not only illuminates the aesthetic achievements of the Renaissance but also sheds light on the broader intellectual currents that shaped this transformative period in Western history. By unraveling the symbolic language of Renaissance art, “Studies in Iconology” invites readers to embark on a captivating journey through the visual landscape of humanistic thought and artistic innovation.

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Weight0.7 kg
Title

Studies in Iconology: Humanistic Themes in the Art of the Renaissance

Publisher

Harper & Row

Author

Erwin Panofsky

Book binding

paperback

Release date

15/03/1973

Condition

used

ISBN/EAN        9780064300254