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The Quadro Da Portego In Sixteenth-Century Venetian Art*, Monika Schmitter Jan 2011

The Quadro Da Portego In Sixteenth-Century Venetian Art*, Monika Schmitter

Monika Schmitter

During the sixteenth century a symbiotic relationship developed between the form, use, and symbolic associations of the Venetian portego, the central reception and entertainment hall of Venetian palaces, and the paintings that were increasingly commissioned to ornament these spaces. The intended placement of the paintings affected their size, format, composition, subject matter, and contemporary interpretation. At the same time, the works of art themselves reflected upon and helped to define the social meanings of the space and the activities taking place there. Analyzing documentary sources and surviving paintings reveals the degree to which we can speak of the quadro da ...


Review Of Exhibitions: ‘The Triumph Of Marriage’ And ‘Art And Love In Renaissance Italy, Monika Schmitter, Patricia Simons Oct 2009

Review Of Exhibitions: ‘The Triumph Of Marriage’ And ‘Art And Love In Renaissance Italy, Monika Schmitter, Patricia Simons

Monika Schmitter

No abstract provided.


Odoni’S Façade The House As Portrait In Renaissance Venice, Monika Schmitter Sep 2007

Odoni’S Façade The House As Portrait In Renaissance Venice, Monika Schmitter

Monika Schmitter

No abstract provided.


The World In Venice: Print, The City, And Early Modern Identity By Bronwen Wilson, Monika Schmitter Dec 2005

The World In Venice: Print, The City, And Early Modern Identity By Bronwen Wilson, Monika Schmitter

Monika Schmitter

Reviewed work: Bronwen Wilson. The World in Venice: Print, the City, and Early Modern Identity. Studies in Book and Print Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. xviii + 406 pp. index. illus. bibl. ISBN: 0-8020-8725-6.


"Virtuous Riches": The Bricolage Of Cittadini Identities In Early-Sixteenth-Century Venice, Monika Schmitter Dec 2003

"Virtuous Riches": The Bricolage Of Cittadini Identities In Early-Sixteenth-Century Venice, Monika Schmitter

Monika Schmitter

This study questions the traditional assumption that Venetian cittadini emulated the collecting and patronage patterns of the ruling nobility. An alternative theoretical model, drawn from sociological, anthropological, and historical analyses of collecting, suggests that the cittadini should be cultural innovators rather than followers. Case studies of two prominent early-sixteenth-century cittadini collectors reveal that, although they pursued different strategies, neither sought distinction primarily by imitating established patrician tastes: both were at the forefront of new developments. In both their differences from the nobility and in their heterogeneity as a social group, the cittadini have had an unrecognized impact on the style ...


Botticelli's Images Of Simonetta Vespucci: Between Portrait And Ideal, Monika Schmitter Dec 1994

Botticelli's Images Of Simonetta Vespucci: Between Portrait And Ideal, Monika Schmitter

Monika Schmitter

No abstract provided.