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The arts, religion, and society in the mid-fourteenth century
The first extended study of the painting of Florence and Siena in the later 14th century, this book presents a rich interweaving of considerations of connoisseurship, style, iconography, cultural and social background, and historical events.
Here—in a rich interweaving of considerations of connoisseurship, style. iconography, cultural and social background. and historical events—is the first extended study of the history of Florentine and Sienese painting in the later fourteenth century, in the period following the plague of the Black Death of 1348.
"That there is a relation between art and the society in which it is pro-duced has been accepted as axiomatic by a large number of modern his-torians. . . To demonstrate this in detail is, however, extraordinarily difficult. . . . It is therefore an unusual pleasure to find a history of art such as Millard Meiss's Painting in Florence and Siena after the Black Death in which the author, while admitting that 'each art has a certain rationale and momentum of its own,' seeks to illuminate his subject by a careful consideration not Only of the literature but also of the economic, social. and political circumstances and events of the period. "---Wallace K. Ferguson, The Art Bulletin
"He relates the artistic themes to the changing moral and religious moods of the second half of the fourteenth century. It is his contention that the crises of the forties—the bank failures, famines, political and social upheavals. and, above all, the Black Death --wrought not only spiritual but artistic responses. Through a detailed analysis of individual works of art he demonstrates that the renewed religiosity and the loss of optimism that marked the early Trecento was reflected in Florentine and Sienese painting. . . This pioneering study clearly shows the integra-tion of art with all other aspects of lite. It helps destroy the too common impression that the history of art is an isolated and compartmentalized phenomenon. --William NI. Bowsky
MillARD MEiss 11904-1975). an authority on late medieval and Renais-sance painting, taught at Columbia University and Harvard University in the course of a distinguished career. At the time of his death he was professor emeritus of the Institute for Advanced Study. His numerous publications include French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry, Giotto and AA,SiSi. and The Great Age of Fresco
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