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The Rediscovery of Antiquity

The Role of the Artist

The papers in this volume are concerned with the rediscovery of antiquity in the 18th century, throwing new and important light on the aspects under the following rubrics: "Artists’ use of ancinet models," "Forming ideas and shaping taste," "Artists and patrons," and "Creating Collections". The book is richly illustrated.

551 pages | © 2003


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Table of Contents


Morten Stræde: Between Scylla and Charybdis. Concerning the Artist’s perception of Antiquity

Seymour Howard: Michelangelo and Greek Sculpture

Beatrice Palma: Pirro Logorio and the Rediscovery of Antiquity

Maria Grazia Picozzi: Orfeo Boselli and the Interpretation of the Antique

Susanne Pieper: The Artist’s Contribution to the Rediscovery of the Caesar-Iconography

Anne Marie Leander Touati: How to choose Ancient Models. The Example of John Tobias Sergel (1740-1802)

Marjatta Nielsen: Between Art and Archaeology: Johannes Wiedewelt in Rome (1754-1758)


Ruurd Halbertsma: ’An ornament of the mind’ - C.J.C. Reuvens’ Ideas about the Benefits of Archaeology for Art and Society in the Netherlands

Jane Fejfer: Wiedewelt, Winckelmann and Antiquity

Karin Kryger: Julianehøj and the Memorial Grove at Jægerspris

Jens Peter Munk: Copy - Topos - Paraphrase. The Reception of Antiquity by Nineteenth Century Danish Artists

Maria Elisa Micheli: Iudicium et ordo: Antonio Canova and Antiquity

Joselita Raspi Serra: Laurent Guiard: Memory of the Antique


Beth Cohen: Mantua, Mantegna and Rome: The grotte of Isabella D’Este reconsidered

Viccy Coltman: ’Providence send us a lord’: Joseph Nollekens and Bartolomeo Cava

Tomasz Mikocki: Polish Artists and the Emergence of Archaeology in Eighteenth century Rome

Stefania Macioce: Caravaggio and the Role of the Antique


Gilda Bartoloni and Piera Bocci Pacini: The Importance of Etruscan Antiquity in the Tuscan Renaissance

Claire Lyons: Antiquities and Art Theory in the Collections of Vicente Victoria

Hannemarie Ragn Jensen: On Danish Painters Collecting Antiquities for the Royal Academy in Copenhagen

Book Reviews

Helle Horsnæs: Rev. of Rita Benassai: La pittura dei Campani e dei Sanniti. L’Erma di Bretschneider 2001

Rune Fredericksen: Rev. of Inge Nielsen: Cultic Theatres and Ritual Drama. Aarhus University Press 2002

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