Giorgione's Tempest: Interpreting the Hidden Subject
by Salvatore Settis
translated by Ellen Bianchini
University of Chicago Press, 1990
Paper: 978-0-226-74894-8 | Cloth: 978-0-226-74893-1
Library of Congress Classification ND623.G5A763813 1990
Dewey Decimal Classification 759.5

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The Tempest is Giorgione's most enigmatic painting. It is a depiction of Giorgione's own family, of the "family of man" tale from Boccaccio, or of the myth of Apollo's birth? In this remarkable study, Salvatore Settis uses the mystery of the painting to shed light on the relationship between artist, patron, work, and critic. The result is a brilliant piece of detective work in the history and sociology of culture that stresses the function of Giorgione's art for the emerging, classically educated connoisseur elite of sixteenth-century Venice.

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