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Dosso's fate : painting and court culture in Renaissance Italy
Dossi, Dosso, -1542.
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Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1998.
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x, 420 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
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Based on two symposia held in May 1996 and Apr. 1997 organized by the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities.
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ND623.D65 D68 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Dosso Dossi has long been considered one of Renaissance Italy's most intriguing artists. A wealth of documents chronicle his life, but because very little of his work has survived, he remains an enigma and his art continues to be as elusive as it is compelling. In this collection, leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines examine the social, intellectual, and historical contexts of his art, focusing on the development of new genres of painting, questions of style and chronology, the influence of courtly culture, and the work of his collaborators, as well as his visual and literary sources and his painting techniques.

Table of Contents

Steven F. OstrowGiovanni RomanoAlessandro NovaMichel HochmannLuisa CiammittiVincenzo GheroldiAdriano FranceschiniAndrea De MarchiJane BridgemanPeter HumfreyAndrea BayerCraig Hugh SmythMauro LuccoWilliam F. PrizerLuca D'AsciaFranco BacchelliJadranka BentiniAlbano BiondiBurton Fredericksen
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
Part I Problems in Interpretation
Correggio in Mantua and San Benedetto Pop. 15
Giorgione's Inferno with Aeneas and Anchises for Taddeo Contarinip. 41
Genre Scenes by Dosso and Giorgionep. 63
Dosso as a Storyteller: Reflections on His Mythological Paintingsp. 83
Painting A Calce and Sprezzatura in the 1530s: A Technical Context for Dossop. 113
Part II Dosso's Career: Chronology, Sources, and Style
Dosso Dossi, Benvenuto da Garofalo, and the Costabili Polyptych in Ferrarap. 143
Dosso versus Leonbrunop. 152
Dates, Dress, and Dosso: Some Problems of Chronologyp. 176
Two Moments in Dosso's Career as a Landscape Painterp. 201
Dosso Dossi and the Role of Prints in North Italyp. 219
On Dosso Dossi at Pesarop. 241
Battista Dossi and Sebastiano Filippip. 263
Part III Court Culture in the Age of Dosso
Music in Ferrara and Mantua at the Time of Dosso Dossi: Interrelations and Influencesp. 290
Humanistic Culture and Literary Invention in Ferrara at the Time of the Dossip. 309
Science, Cosmology, and Religion in Ferrara, 1520-1550p. 333
Part IV Collecting Dosso
From Ercole I to Alfonso I: New Discoveries about the Camerini in the Castello Estense of Ferrarap. 359
The Dossi in Modena in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 366
Collecting Dosso: The Trail of Dosso's Paintings from the Late Sixteenth Century Onwardp. 370
Biographical Notes on the Contributorsp. 398
Illustration Creditsp. 402
Indexp. 407