248 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 53 B/W Illus.
This collection of essays by major scholars in the field explores how the rich intersections between Italy and Spain during the early modern period resulted in a confluence of cultural ideals. Various means of exchange and convergence are explored through two main catalysts: humans—their trips or resettlements—and objects—such as books, paintings, sculptures, and prints. The visual and textual evidence of the transmission of ideas, iconographies and styles are examined, such as triumphal ephemera, treatises on painting, the social status of the artist, collections and their display, church decoration, and funerary monuments, providing a more nuanced understanding of the exchanges of styles, forms and ideals across southern Europe.
Introduction: Spanish Italy/Italian Spain - Kelley Helmstutler Di Dio and Tommaso Mozzati; Domenico Fancelli and the tomb of the Catholic Kings: Carrara, Italian Wars and the Spanish Renaissance - Michela Zurla; The Tomb of Bishop Alonso de Madrigal ("El Tostado") in the Cathedral of Ávila – The Monumentalization of the "Autorbild" - Johannes Röll; Architecture for the retablo between Spain and Italy: on the work of Jacopo L’Indaco, Alonso Berruguete and Diego de Siloé (1520-1530) - Carlos Plaza; An Italian Fountain for the Emperor: The Fuente del Águila (1539) - Maria José Redondo Cantera; Michelangelo Re-read: A Note on the Reception of his Pictorial Language in the Spanish Sculpture of the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century - Manuel Arias Martínez; Circulation of Sculpture Across the Spanish Empire: The Case of Martino Regio’s Genoese Workshop and the Multiple Variations of His Name - Fernando Loffredo; Ribera’s Northern Italian Nexus - Lisandra Estevez; Courtiers, Compasses, Fables and Dictionaries: Italian Books in the Collections of Velázquez, Carducho and Guerra Coronel - Marta Cacho Casal; Guido Reni’s Influence in Seville through Originals, Copies, and Prints - Rafael Japón; Some Spanish Paintings in Florentine Collections: The Legacy of the Iberian Journey of Cosimo III de’ Medici - Miguel Tain
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.