Byzantine Art and Renaissance Europe

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Byzantine art and the European Renaissance is the subject of this book. It discusses the cultural and artistic interaction between the Byzantine east and western Europe, from the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 to the flourishing of 15th-16th-century post-Byzantine artistic workshops on Venetian-ruled Crete.

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Byzantine art and the European Renaissance is the subject of this book. It discusses the cultural and artistic interaction between the Byzantine east and western Europe, from the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204 to the flourishing of 15th-16th-century post-Byzantine artistic workshops on Venetian-ruled Crete, where artists adapted to the demands of a hybrid Byzantine/western society. The contributors examine the routes by which artistic interaction may have taken place and analyse why artists and patrons were interested in ideas from the other side of the cultural and religious divide. The reception of Byzantine art in western Europe during the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries constitutes a further theme, exploring the devotional function of icons in the west and their value as collector's items, indicating that received notions of Renaissance tastes may be in need of revision. The book therefore offers new perspectives and insights into the position of late- and post- Byzantine art in this period.

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Pages 195
Cover Hard
Width (mm) 170
Height (mm) 250

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