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Seminar 03

The Artist’s Practice


Seminar questions

  1. Was the organization of the artists’ workshops different from that of artisans in Renaissance Florence?


  1. Were the claims of artists to belong to the intellectual elite supported by their working practices?



Suggested reading

Binski, Paul, Painters, London 1991 [ND 140.B4]


Cole, Bruce, The Renaissance Artist at Work: From Pisano to Titian, Boulder 1983 [N 6915.C6]


Gage, John, Colour and Culture. Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction, London 1993, ch. 7 [ND 1488.G2]


Goldthwaite, Richard A., The Building of Renaissance Florence: An Economic and Social History, Baltimore 1980, chs. 5, 7 [HP 2582.G6]


Hall, Marcia, Color and Meaning. Practice and Theory in Renaissance Painting, Cambridge 1992 [ND 1488.H2]


Humfrey, Peter, The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, New Haven-London 1993, ch. 4 [N 7952.B8]


Ladis, A. - Wood, C. (eds.), The Craft of Art. Originality and Industry in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque Workshop, Athens (GA)-London 1995 [being processed]


Matthew, Louisa C., ‘Working Abroad: Northern Artists in the Venetian Ambient’, in Renaissance Venice and the North. Crossroads in the time of Dürer, Bellini and Titian, ed. by Bernard Aikema and Beverly Louise Brown, London 1999, pp. 61-69 [ND 621.V5]


Matthew, Louisa C., ‘Vendecolori a Venezia: The Reconstruction of a Profession’, The Burlington Magazine, 1196 (2002) [Arts Periodicals]


McNeal Kaplow, Harriet, ‘Sculptors’ Partnerships in Michelozzo’s Florence’, Studies in the Renaissance, 21 (1974), pp. 145-175 [Jstor]


Pope-Hennessy, J., ‘The Interaction of Painting and Sculpture in Florence in the Fifteenth Century’, The Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts, 117 (1969), pp. 406-424 [Arts Periodicals]


Thomas, Anabel, The Painter’s Practice in Renaissance Tuscany, Cambridge 1995 [ND 619.T8]


Wackernagel, M., The World of the Florentine Renaissance Artist, Princeton 1981, chs. 11-12 [N 6921.F5]


Welch, Evelyn, Art and Society in Italy, 1350-1500, Oxford 1997, chs. 1-2 [N 6915.W3]


Wilson, Jane C., Painting in Bruges at the Close of the Middle Ages: Studies in Society and Visual Culture, University Park, Pa., 1998, ch. 4 [ND 671.B7]