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"After Giambologna": The value of replication and material innovation in late Medicean Florence

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This dissertation focuses on a period in Florentine art, beginning in the last years of Giambologna's life and ending with the demise of the Medici Grand Duchy, that is often brushed aside due to its perceived imitative practices and supposed lack of artistic innovation. In the grand narrative of Florentine art, Giambologna is considered to be an innovator while his artistic descendants were seen as mere copyists. While he produced inventive designs, they, in his shadow, were simply remaki...

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History Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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