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Published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in Pittsburgh .
Written in English



  • Italy


  • Mother goddesses in art -- History,
  • Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Themes, motives,
  • Art, Italian -- 15th century -- Themes, motives,
  • Art, Italian -- 16th century -- Themes, motives

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-167) and index.

StatementEdith Balas.
LC ClassificationsN7793.M68 B35 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3572467M
ISBN 10088748381X
LC Control Number2002101900

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Although much has been written over the years about the ancient mystery religions and their influence on the intellectual life of the Renaissance, scholars have neglected their role in art. This is a serious omission in the case of one of the most popular cultic deities, the Mother Goddess, whose colorful myths and exotic rites, described in fascinating detail by classical authors, . Michelangelo: The Mother Goddess as Heaven and Earth -- Ch. 5. Further Instances of the Mother Goddess in Italian Renaissance Art -- App. 1. Ancient Sources for the Myth and Cult of the Mother Goddess -- App. 2. Boccaccio and Cartari on the Mother GoddessPages: Specifically, this partial book review will highlight how Jesus Christ was portrayed in Italian Renaissance art, along with any supporting biblical passages. Professor Hartt says that one of the main purposes of the Renaissance was the effort by humanists “to reconcile the ideas they found in Greek and Roman authors with Christian beliefs /5(54). A Madonna (Italian:) is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child images are central icons for both the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The word is from Italian ma donna, meaning 'my lady'.The Madonna and Child type is very prevalent in Christian iconography, divided into many traditional subtypes especially in Eastern Orthodox .

Rezension über Edith Balas: The Mother Goddess in Italian Renaissance Art, Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press , XVIII + S., 89 ill., ISBN . Edith Balas: The Mother Goddess in Italian Renaissance Art., Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press , rezensiert von Luba Freedman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Renaissance authors attempted to comprehend what it was that had attracted the ancient Romans to Oriental religions and how the belief in Christ had eventually subdued. The Italian Renaissance was one of the most prolific periods in the history of art, with large numbers of exceptional artists to be found in painting, sculpture, and leaders included Masaccio in painting, Brunelleschi in architecture, and Donatello in sance Art is divided into two main periods. Italian Renaissance painting is the painting of the period beginning in the late 13th century and flourishing from the early 15th to late 16th centuries, occurring in the Italian peninsula, which was at that time divided into many political states, some independent but others controlled by external powers. The painters of Renaissance Italy, although often attached to particular courts and .

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