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Title :

Antal and his critics : a forgotten chapter in the historiography of the Italian Renaissance in the twentieth century

Author :
KROHN, Deborah L. ;
Conference :
International Congress of the History of Art (29th, 1996, Amsterdam); Memory & oblivion : proceedings of the XXIXth International Congress of the History of Art held in Amsterdam, 1-7 September 1996; Dordrecht; Kluwer Academic Publishers ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Frederick Antal's Florentine painting and its social background, published in 1948, was harshly criticized for its Marxist orientation, expressed in the notion that style and social class are closely related. Yet the study of art patronage in the Italian renaissance, now essential to any discussion of objects from this time, seeks to connect visual culture with larger issues in economic, political, or social history. This paper examines the appearance and dismissal of Antal's book for the insights it yields on the practice of the social history of art. The anti-Marxist tone to many reviews of Antal's book was as much a part of the times as was the book itself. Although Antal's study is significantly flawed, it stands as a monument to a transition that occurred in the historiographic construction of the art of the renaissance - a transition directly inspired by events of the early 20th c. which redrew the borders between nations as well as ideas. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Allemagne ; Antal, Frederick, 1887-1954 ; Art ; Florentine painting and its social background ; Histoire de l'art ; Historiens de l'art ; Historiographie ; Italie ; Marxisme ; Mécénat ; Renaissance ; Réception ; 1400-1600 ; 1900-2000 ; 1948 ;
Descriptors :
Antal, Frederick, 1887-1954 ; Art ; Art historians ; Art history ; Florentine painting and its social background ; Germany ; Historiography ; Italy ; Marxism ; Patronage ; Reception ; Renaissance ; 1400-1600 ; 1900-2000 ; 1948 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24975573 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0792342135 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
NETHERLANDS ;