Palpable Politics and Embodied Passions:Terracotta Tableau Sculpture in Italy, 1450-1530

@inproceedings{Purvis2012PalpablePA,
  title={Palpable Politics and Embodied Passions:Terracotta Tableau Sculpture in Italy, 1450-1530},
  author={Betsy Bennett Purvis},
  year={2012}
}
Polychrome terracotta tableau sculpture is one of the most unique genres of 15thcentury Italian Renaissance sculpture. In particular, Lamentation tableaux by Niccolò dell’Arca and Guido Mazzoni, with their intense sense of realism and expressive pathos, are among the most potent representatives of the Renaissance fascination with life-like imagery and its use as a powerful means of conveying psychologically and emotionally moving narratives. This dissertation examines the versatility of… CONTINUE READING

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