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|Title:||Poetry and the Rise of the Renaissance Artist: An investigation into the interdisciplinary nature of the Renaissance|
Department of History
|Abstract:||This thesis investigates the role poetry played in the rise of the Renaissance artist. It argues that the poetic technique ekphrasis influenced the theoretical writings of Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) and became the basis for Giorgio Vasari’s praise of Michelangelo as ‘divine’ (1550). It shows how poetry became a source of inspiration, in subject matter and in technique, of Sandro Botticelli’s illustrations of the Divine Comedy (1480-1500). It investigates how Alberti and Leonardo da Vinci argued that painting should be considered a dignified profession in wider society and how their arguments were confounded by the failed Accademia di San Luca (1590) because of the lack of artists who saw themselves as intellectuals.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Department of History|
|Rights and Permissions:||The author retains copyright of this thesis|
|Type of Work:||Thesis, Honours|
|Appears in Collections:||Honours Theses - Department of History|
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