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Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance
After Trent

Edited By

Jesse M. Locker

ISBN 9780367665630
Published September 30, 2020 by Routledge
350 Pages

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Book Description

Drawing on recent research by established and emerging scholars of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century art, this volume reconsiders the art and architecture produced after 1563 across the conventional geographic borders. Rather than considering this period a degraded afterword to Renaissance classicism or an inchoate proto-Baroque, the book seeks to understand the art on its own terms. By considering artists such as Federico Barocci and Stefano Maderno in Italy, Hendrick Goltzius in the Netherlands, Antoine Caron in France, Francisco Ribalta in Spain, and Bartolomeo Bitti in Peru, the contributors highlight lesser known "reforms" of art from outside the conventional centers. As the first text to cover this formative period from an international perspective, this volume casts new light on the aftermath of the Renaissance and the beginnings of "Baroque."

Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Plates Introduction: Rethinking Art after the Council of Trent (Jesse M. Locker) Chapter 1 On the ‘Reform’ of Painting: Annibale Carracci and Caravaggio (Clare Robertson) Chapter 2 Sculpture, Rupture, and the ‘Baroque’ (Estelle Lingo) Chapter 3 Spanish Artists in the Forefront of the Tridentine Reform (Marcus Burke) Chapter 4 Judgment, Resurrection, Conversion: Art in France During the Wars of Religion (Iara A. Dundas) Chapter 5 Reform after Trent in Florence (Marcia Hall) Chapter 6 Quella inerudita semplicità lombarda: The Lombard Origins of Baroque and Counter-Reformation Affectivity (Anne Muraoka) Chapter 7 The Allure of the Object in Post-Tridentine Spanish Painting (Carmen Ripollés) Chapter 8 Federico Barocci, History, and the Body of Art (Stuart Lingo) Chapter 9 Neither for Trent nor Against: Faith and Works in Hendrick Goltzius’s Allegories of the Christian Creed (Walter Melion) Chapter 10 Francisco Ribalta’s Last Supper as a Symbol of Reform in Early Modern Valencia (Lisandra Estevez)  Chapter 11 Water in Counter-Reformation Rome (Katherine Rinne) Chapter 12 A Missionary Order without Saints: The Extraordinary Case of the Iconography of Unbeatified Jesuits in Italy and South America, 1560-1622 (Gauvin Alexander Bailey)  Chapter 13 Bernardo Bitti: An Italian Reform Painter in Peru (Christa Irwin) Chapter 14 Painting as Relic: Giambattista Marino’s Dicerie Sacre and the Shroud of Turin (Andrew Casper) Chapter 15 Resisting the Baroque in mid-Seventeenth-Century Florence (Eva Struhal) List of Contributors Index


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Jesse M. Locker is Associate Professor of Art History at Portland State University.


"This edited collection of fifteen concise, tightly-argued chapters by emerging and established scholars, furnished with an editor’s introduction, index, over seventy black-and-white illustrations, and thirteen color plates, offers a valuable contribution from an art historical perspective to the recent upswing of publications across fields in historical studies that critically reevaluate the impact and legacy of the Council of Trent and its declarations during the late sixteenth and early-to-mid seventeenth centuries."

--Journal of Jesuit Studies