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Author De Armas, Frederick A., 1945-

Title Quixotic frescoes : Cervantes and Italian Renaissance art / Frederick A. de Armas
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 285 pages, 38 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, portraits
Contents The exhilaration of Italy -- A museum of memories : from Numancia to La Galatea -- At school with the ancients : Raphael -- The fourfold way : Raphael -- Textual terribilit√° : Michelangelo -- The merchants of Trebizond : Luca Cambiaso -- Drawing decorum : Titian -- Dancing with giants : Philostratus -- A mannerist theophany, a cruel Teichoskopia : Pontormo and Parmigianino -- Dulcinea and the five maidens : Zeuxis -- Love's architecture : Giulio Romano -- The last enchantment
Summary "Focusing on Don Quixote, Frederick A. de Armas unearths links between Cervantes' text and frescoes, paintings, and sculptures by Italian artists such as Cambiaso, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian. His study seeks to re-engage the critics of today by formulating the link between Cervantes and the Renaissance through an interdisciplinary dialogue that establishes a new set of models and predecessors. This dialogue is used to explore a variety of issues in Cervantes including the absence of a single guiding pictorial program, the doubling of archaeological reconstruction, and the use of ekphrasis as allusion, interpolation, and an integral component of the action. Quixotic Frescoes delves into the politics of imitation, self-censorship, religious ideology expressed through the pictorial, as well as the gendering of art as reflected in Cervantes' work. This detailed and exhaustive study is an invaluable contribution to both Hispanic and Renaissance studies."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-275) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Knowledge -- Art
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Knowledge -- Italy
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 -- Technique.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.
Art in literature.
Genre/Form Art.
Form Electronic book
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