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Title :

Art history as fiction

Author :
BAROLSKY, Paul ;
Publication year :
1996
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Whereas traditional writing about art is grounded in historical fiction, modern art historians aspire to rise above such fables of art. Despite their aspiration to transcend fiction, modern scholars often still write in unwittingly imaginative ways, especially when they find the 'portraits' of artists and their friends in the work of Raphael, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Masaccio, among others. The epitome of this current of scholarship is found in exegeses of Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which is now read as a sort of pictorial, autobiographical novel. Various well-known works, including Botticelli's Primavera and Giorgione's Tempesta, also afford scholars the opportunity to spin their own yarns disguised unwittingly as iconographical analysis. ;
Pagination/Size :
12 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Fiction ; Histoire de l'art ; 1900-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Art history ; Fictions (inventions) ; 1900-2000 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Artibus et historiae, 1996, 17, 34
INIST identifier :
24996877 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0391-9064 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
IRSA, Wien
Publisher country :
AUSTRIA ;