Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

Renaissance Quarterly

Volume

65

First Page

946

Last Page

948

DOI

10.1086/668355

Abstract

What I admire most about Marcia Hall’s studies of late Cinquecento Italian painting is her straightforward way of relating specific aspects of style, especially color, to the religious and affective goals of a period that needs all the clarity it can get. In this important new study she considers how artists from Rome to Toledo brought the sacred back to sacred art in the aftermath of the Reformation and Council of Trent. Individually they “revolutionized Renaissance painting and laid the groundwork for the modern age” (5), collectively one of the most original attempts to create a new religious art in seven centuries.

Comments

This article is published as Craig Koslofsky, Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe, reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly 65 (2012): 946-48. DOI: 10.1086/668355. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Cambridge University Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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