The multifaceted world of Renaissance art: a comparison of the symbolic and allegorical dimension of Italian and Germanic-Netherlandish Renaissance paintings from 1400 to the 1560s

Lindo, M. (2022) The multifaceted world of Renaissance art: a comparison of the symbolic and allegorical dimension of Italian and Germanic-Netherlandish Renaissance paintings from 1400 to the 1560s. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The world of Renaissance art is a multifaceted one with a myriad of stylistic and ideological features; nowhere is this more prevalent than in the painting arena. The artistic use of symbolism and allegory erupted throughout the Renaissance, producing works of art that traversed the boundaries of religion, politics, and society, and intellectualism. Symbolism was central to religious art and devotional imagery, coupled with allegory as an essential pedagogic implement for the enforcement of moral Christian values on a highly illiterate population. It is necessary to acknowledge the endurance and significance of religion in art. The aim of symbolism and allegory in art has always been to express an ideal, and the noblest and most universal ideals contemporary to late Medieval and early Modern Europe were religious.1 Nevertheless, life and art were inherently interwoven, and throughout the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, art took a more secular route.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: A dissertation submitted in part fulfilment of the BA (Hons) History
Uncontrolled Keywords: Renaissance Art
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > History
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Gail Graffham
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2022 11:47
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2022 11:47
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6626

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