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Wonders Of Nature And Artifice, Schmucker Art Gallery Oct 2017

Wonders Of Nature And Artifice, Schmucker Art Gallery

Schmucker Art Catalogs

A stuffed blowfish, a meticulously-drawn insect, a ravishing lily, and a rhinoceros horn carved with scenes of plants and animals—these were among the wonders of nature and artifice, the marvels that fueled the Renaissance quest for knowledge. This exhibition explores the intellectual and aesthetic motivations of Renaissance naturalists and collectors, whose wonders of nature and artifice were displayed in elaborate gardens, illustrated books, and remarkable cabinets of curiosities. Collectors were driven by curiosity and a sense of wonder about what seemed to be an ever-expanding world. Students from Prof. Felicia Else’s upper-level art history course and Kay Etheridge ...


Veronese’S Goblets: Glass Design And The Civilizing Process, Pascale Rihouet May 2013

Veronese’S Goblets: Glass Design And The Civilizing Process, Pascale Rihouet

Faculty Work

Taking its cue from Veronese’s lavish Wedding at Cana (1563), this article explores the meanings of fine and ordinary glassware, focusing on the performative value of Renaissance goblets. Drinking vessels are analyzed here as tools for the gradual transformation of human behavior, or the ‘Civilizing Process’ that sociologist Norbert Elias expounded. In the mid-sixteenth century, new designs for fine glasses supported and shaped the proper conduct expected of guests and servants in banquets. Iconographic sources such as the exquisite wine cups depicted by Veronese, didactic literature and the objects themselves document the kind of challenges and expectations that handling ...


Salton Collection : Renaissance & Baroque Medals & Plaquettes, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art Jan 1965

Salton Collection : Renaissance & Baroque Medals & Plaquettes, Bowdoin College. Museum Of Art

Museum of Art Exhibition Catalogues

"The present collection ... belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Salton of New York."

"One thousand five hundred copies of this catalogue have been printed ... Composiiton by the Anthoensen Press, Portland, Maine. Photography by John McKee. Design by Leonard Baskin. January MCMLXX"--Colophon

A revised edition of this catalogue published in 1969 is also available.