1st Edition

The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art

Edited By Andaleeb Badiee Banta Copyright 2016
    244 Pages
    by Routledge

    232 Pages
    by Routledge

    Venetian artistic giants of the sixteenth century, such as Giorgione, Vittore Carpaccio, Titian, Jacopo Sansovino, Jacopo Tintoretto, Paolo Veronese, and their contemporaries, continued to shape artistic development, tastes in collecting, and modes of display long after their own practices ended. The robust reverberation of the Venetian Renaissance spread far beyond the borders of the lagoon to inform and influence artists, authors, and collectors who spent very little or even no time in Venice proper. The Enduring Legacy of Venetian Renaissance Art investigates the historical resonance of Venetian sixteenth-century art and explores its afterlife and its reinvention by artists working in its shadow. Despite being a frequently acknowledged truism, the pervasive legacy of Venetian sixteenth-century art has not received comprehensive treatment in recent publication history. The broad scope of the topics covered in these essays, from Titian's profound influence on the development of landscape painting to the effects of Carpaccio's historical paintings on early twentieth-century fashion, illustrates the persistence and adaptability of the Venetian Renaissance's legacy. In addition to analyzing the effects of individual artists on each other, this volume offers insight into the shifting characterizations and reception of Venice as a center for artistic innovation and inspiration throughout the early modern period, providing a nuanced and multifaceted view of the singular lagoon city and its indelible imprint on the history of art.

    Table of Contents

    List of Illustrations
    Notes on the Contributors

    Introduction: In the Shadow of La Serenissima
    Andaleeb Badiee Banta and Lindsey P. Schneider

    Chapter 1: The Neurosis of Visual Legacy: Seicento Venetian Painters Confront Their Past
    Taryn Marie Zarrillo

    Chapter 2: "Il Prete Genovese:" Bernardo Strozzi and the Venetian Cinquecento
    Andaleeb Badiee Banta

    Chapter 3: Titian and Tintoretto in the Sacristy of Santa Maria della Salute: a Seicento "Accademia" for Displaced Treasures of the Venetian Cinquecento
    Allison Sherman

    Chapter 4: "A beautiful woman should break her mirror early:" The Rokeby Venus, the Venetians, and Gracián
    Aneta Georgievska-Shine

    Chapter 5: "A Good Friend of our Venetian Maniera:" Pietro da Cortona and Neo-Venetianism in Roman Painting after 1650
    Lindsey P. Schneider

    Chapter 6: Paolo Veronese Revisited: Art Collecting and Connoisseurship in Eighteenth-Century Venice
    Linda Borean

    Chapter 7: Antonio Corradini, the Collegio dei scultori, and the Neo-Cinquecentismo in Venice around 1720
    Matej Klemenčič

    Chapter 8: Displaying Objects and Performing Publics: Antonio Maria Zanetti’s Delle Antiche Statue
    Janna Israel

    Chapter 9: The Long Shadows of Titian’s Trees
    Leopoldine Prosperetti

    Chapter 10: Conjuring Venetian Costume: The Influence of Cinquecento Paintings in Mariano Fortuny’s Dress Designs
    Wendy Ligon Smith

    Afterword: Quick to Say Good-Bye, Hard to Forget: The Long Lives of Cinquecento Venetian Pictures
    Jodi Cranston

    Works Cited



    Andaleeb Badiee Banta is Curator of European and American Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, USA.