Temptation, Resistance, and Art Objects: On the Lack of Material Theory within Art History before the Material Turn

@inproceedings{Krispinsson2018TemptationRA,
  title={Temptation, Resistance, and Art Objects: On the Lack of Material Theory within Art History before the Material Turn},
  author={Charolotta Krispinsson},
  year={2018}
}
Niccolo di Pietro Gerini's painting “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” (1390-1400) serves as a point of departure for this essay. It depicts Saint Anthony during a lapse of self-control as he attempts to resist an alluring mound of gold. Since the mound is in fact made of genuine gold leaves applied to the painting's surface, it works both as a representation of temptation as well as an object of desire affecting the beholder.  The aim of this essay is to explore different approaches to… Expand
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