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Verbal Vermeer: Updike's Middle-Class Portraiture, James Plath Feb 2000

Verbal Vermeer: Updike's Middle-Class Portraiture, James Plath

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Of all the artists Updike mentions in his writing, none is cited more often than seventeenth-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, whose near-photographic depictions of household scenes from everyday bourgeois life are recalled in Updike's own fictional portraits of upper-middle-dass domesticity-particularly those set in his native Pennsylvania, where the Dutch historically settled.


Verbal Vermeer: Updike's Middle-Class Portraiture, James Plath Feb 2000

Verbal Vermeer: Updike's Middle-Class Portraiture, James Plath

James Plath

Of all the artists Updike mentions in his writing, none is cited more often than seventeenth-century Dutch painter Jan Vermeer, whose near-photographic depictions of household scenes from everyday bourgeois life are recalled in Updike's own fictional portraits of upper-middle-dass domesticity-particularly those set in his native Pennsylvania, where the Dutch historically settled.


Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale De France, Codex Grec 54: Modus Operandi Of Scribes And Artists In A Palaiologan Gospel Book, Kathleen Maxwell Jan 2000

Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale De France, Codex Grec 54: Modus Operandi Of Scribes And Artists In A Palaiologan Gospel Book, Kathleen Maxwell

Art and Art History

Much can be learned about the working methods of scribes and artists when they leave their product unfinished. This is true of the late thirteenth-century illustrated Gospel book, Paris, Bibliothe`que Nationale de France, cod. gr. 54. It was intended to be a deluxe, bilingual (Greek and Latin) manuscript featuring full-page evangelist portraits and an extensive narrative cycle of some fifty-two miniatures. In the end, only about half of its Latin text and twenty-two narrative miniatures were actually completed. Five other miniatures remain unfinished, and space was reserved in the text for twenty-five additional miniatures that were never even begun ...


Special Bulletin #6: Iconographic Contents And Diagrams For Descriptive Cataloging Of Complex Works Of Art Jan 2000

Special Bulletin #6: Iconographic Contents And Diagrams For Descriptive Cataloging Of Complex Works Of Art

VRA Bulletin

This publication gathers diagrams and cataloging descriptions in order to produce consistent content descriptions for complex iconographic cycles to facilitate logical and easy-to-browse shelving arrangements. The purpose is to create a guide that will provide iconographic contents, as well as diagrams of the physical arrangements, for these works of art to assist with the development of more accurate and consistent catalog records for the images in these compositions.

This publication includes identifying information on cycles and altarpieces, including for the Brancacci Chapel, the Baptistry Doors in Florence, the Ghent Altarpiece, and the niches at Orsanmichele, to name a few.


A Pair Of Franco-Flemish Cistercian Antiphonals Of The Thirteenth Century And Their Programs Of Illumination, Elizabeth Teviotdale Dec 1999

A Pair Of Franco-Flemish Cistercian Antiphonals Of The Thirteenth Century And Their Programs Of Illumination, Elizabeth Teviotdale

Elizabeth C Teviotdale

A study of Los Angeles, Getty Museum, MS 44/Ludwig VI 5 and related fragments, extant and lost, reconstructing the original programs of illumination of their parent manuscripts, a pair of antiphonals produced in the second half of the 13th century in the Franco-Flemish border region, and establishing a taxonomy of relationships between subjects chosen for the historiated initials and the manuscript's text.