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Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

The Place of the Antique in Early Modern Europe

With contributions by Craig Hanson, Noriko Matsubara, Mario Pereira and Alice Terry
A scholar’s desk, a warlord’s castle, a pope’s altar, the mouth of a volcano: in the minds of early modern Europeans, all evoked memories of ancient times, from Egyptian pharaohs to Roman emperors. The essays in this catalog explore the influence of antiquity on a broad spectrum of artistic production in Europe, from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. They include investigations of proto-scientific imagery, Ovidian myth, allegorical devices, the papal banquet, and the growing importance of Greece to understandings of the ancient world. Together, these essays reveal much about the continual remaking of the antique in the visual culture of Europe.

110 pages | 9 color plates, 81 halftones | 8 x 11 | © 2000

Art: Ancient and Classical Art


Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Color Plates
The Place of Antiquity
Ingrid D. Rowland
Transformations of the Antique: Metamorphic Representation in the Renaissance
Allie Terry
Allegory
Noriko Matsubara
Babies, Banquets, and Bacchanals
Mario Pereira
Siting the Antique in Nature, the Academy, and Antiquarian Travel
Craig Hanson
Appendix: Supplementary Materials

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