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Cambridge University Press

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art

The Revival of the Olympian Gods in Renaissance Art

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This book deals specifically with sixteenth-century depictions of the Olympian deities, the twelve supreme deities of ancient Greece and Rome. As the Renaissance revived several aspects of antiquity, some great works of art represented the Olympians in imitation of the classical style. These deities were rendered as autonomous figures, in the form of representation adapted for depicting saints and Christian rulers. This form of depicting the Olympians, or the pagan gods, was not unanimously accepted by sixteenth-century viewers. The book highlights the problematic framework surrounding the creation, display and acceptance of such thought-provoking works of art.

Author: Luba Freedman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 11/15/2010
Pages: 318
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.41lbs
Size: 9.90h x 6.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780521181037

About the Author
Freedman, Luba: - Luba Freedman is a scholar of Italian Renaissance art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has also been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome and at the Center of Renaissance and Reformation Studies at Victoria College, University of Toronto. She is the author of The Classical Pastoral in the Visual Arts, Titian's Independent Self-Portraits and Titian's Portraits through Arentino's Lens. Freeman co-edited with Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich a book of essays, Wege zum Mythos. She is also on the advisory board of Renaissance Studies and The Sixteenth-Century Journal.

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