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Invention and devotion in Giovanni Bellini's Uffizi Lamentation

Abstract:

This unusual work by Giovanni Bellini has been viewed variously in the scholarly literature as an unfinished painting, as a simile or model for the workshop to follow, or as an autonomous work of art. This paper explores the iconography in particular, proposing that Bellini’s treatment of the subject would have been indecorous in a fully-coloured painting for public viewing. Instead, it argues that Bellini probably made this for more restricted elite viewing, both as a devotional image and as...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
IRSA Publishing House Publisher's website
Journal:
Artibus et Historiae Journal website
Volume:
81
Pages:
79-98
Publication date:
2020-07-01
Acceptance date:
2019-05-30
ISSN:
0391-9064
Source identifiers:
1014242
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:1014242
UUID:
uuid:0b75834b-1caa-42b1-b1e4-c51326a02e4b
Local pid:
pubs:1014242
Deposit date:
2019-06-15

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