After Raphael: Painting in Central Italy in the Sixteenth Century
After Raphael is the first comprehensive overview of sixteenth-century Italian painting to be published in over 30 years. Reevaluating the paintings of Raphael, Michelangelo, Pontormo, Rosso, Bronzino, the Caracci and their followers in the light of recent research, Marcia Hall offers a new interpretation for the stylistic shifts that occurred after 1520. By taking into account the social, cultural, political, theological, and patronage issues that affected taste and stylistic developments, she demonstrates how the revival of interest in antique Roman sculpture relief affected Mannerist painters. She also examines the repercussions of the Protestant Reformation, which changed forever the Church’s view of the function of images. Finally, Hall explores the new syntax and vocabulary of ornament in the realm of public and private decoration that provided a legacy that would be used for the next three centuries.
• Paperback edition of this, the first comprehensive book on this extremely popular subject in over 30 years • Author is one of the most distinguished and senior people in the field • Strong potential for course book adoptionContents
Introduction; 1. Prelude: the high Renaissance in Rome; 2. The 1520s in Florence and Rome; 3. The diaspora of Roman style; 4. The Roman restoration; 5. Counter-reformation Rome; 6. Ducal Florence; 7. End of the century in Rome.Review
‘ … is a much needed reopening of the subject …’. Gabriele Neher, The Art Book