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Art and Reform in the Late Renaissance

After Trent, 1st Edition

Edited by Jesse M. Locker


312 pages | 89 B/W Illus.

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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



About the Editor

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

About the Series

Visual Culture in Early Modernity

A forum for the critical inquiry of the visual arts in the early modern world, Visual Culture in Early Modernity promotes new models of inquiry and new narratives of early modern art and its history. We welcome proposals for both monographs and essay collections that consider the cultural production and reception of images and objects. The range of topics covered in this series includes, but is not limited to, painting, sculpture and architecture as well as material objects, such as domestic furnishings, religious and/or ritual accessories, costume, scientific/medical apparata, erotica, ephemera and printed matter. We seek innovative investigations of western and non-western visual culture produced between 1400 and 1800.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / History / Renaissance
ARCHITECTURE / History / Baroque & Rococo
ART / History / General
ART / European
ART / History / Renaissance
ART / History / Baroque & Rococo
ART / Techniques / Painting
ART / Sculpture & Installation
ART / Subjects & Themes / Religious
HISTORY / Renaissance
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century
RELIGION / History