The Public in the Picture

Involving the Beholder in Antique, Islamic, Byzantine, Western Medieval and Renaissance Art

Edited by Beate Fricke and Urte Krass

The Public in the Picture

Edited by Beate Fricke and Urte Krass

Distributed for Diaphanes

288 pages | 20 color plates, 75 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2015
Cloth $50.00 ISBN: 9783037344781 Published June 2015 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
The act of including bystanders within the scene of an artwork has marked an important shift in the ways artists addressed the beholder, as well as a significant transformation of the relationship between images and their viewership. In such works, the “public” in the picture could be seen as a mediating between different times, people, and contents.

With The Public in the Picture, contributors describe this shift, with each essay focusing on a specific group of works created at a different moment in history. Together, the contributions explore the political, religious, and social contexts of the publics depicted and relate this shift to the rise of perspectival representation. Contributors to The Public in the Picture include Andrew Griebler, Annette Haug, Henrike Haug, Christiane Hille, Christopher Lakey, Andrea Lermer, Cornelia Logemann, Anja Rathmann-Lutz, Alberto Saviello, and Daniela Wagner.
Contents
Public in the Picture: An Introduction
Beate Fricke and Urte Krass
 
Das ASuge und der Blick
Zum Auftreten von Zuschauern in der griechischen Bilderwelt
Annette Haug
 
Öffentlichen Raum und Publikum in den Illustrationen der Maqamat al-Hariris im 13. Jahrhundert
Andrea Lermer
 
Audiences on the Walls of St Clement
Andrew Griebeler
 
Complicity in Spectatorship
Bystanders and Beholders in the Massacre of Innocents of Giotto and Giovanni Pisano
Beate Fricke
 
From place to Space
Raumkästen and the Moving Spectator in Medieval Italian Art
Christopher Lakey
 
Anteilnahme
Trauernde Begleiter an burgundischen und anderen Grabmälern
Henrike Haug
 
Gegenwart und Zukunft
Die Endzeit und ihre Zuschauer in den Fünfzehn Zeichen vor dem Jüngsten Gericht
Daniela Wagner
 
Public Relations
Eyewitnesses in 14th-Century French Royal Manuscripts
Anja Rathmann-Lutz
 
The Invented Audience
Allegorical Power of Persuasion as Visual Strategy
Cornelia Logemann
 
See and Be Amazed!
Spectator Figures in Persian Manuscript Painting
Alberto Saviello
 
Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit
Piero della Francescas Flagellazione als Schaustück für die Unerbittlichkeit der  Perspektive
Urte Krass
 
Training the Eye
The Advent of the Beholder into Sandro Botticelli’s Adorazioni
Christiane Hille
 
List of Illustrations
Contributors
Index
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