Publisher description for Viewing Renaissance art / edited by Kim W. Woods, Carol M. Richardson and Angeliki Lymberopoulou.


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This book focuses on the values, priorities, and motives of patrons and the purposes and functions of art works produced north and south of the Alps and in post-Byzantine Crete. It begins by considering the social range and character of Renaissance patronage and ends with a study of Hans Holbein the Younger and the reform of religious images in Basle and England.
Viewing Renaissance Art considers a wide range of audiences and patrons from the rulers of France to the poorest confraternities in Florence. The overriding premise is that art was not a neutral matter of stylistic taste but an aspect of material production in which values were invested—whether religious, cultural, social, or political.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Art, Renaissance.
Art and society -- Europe.