Item Number: 149575
Title: Art, faith and medicine in TINTORETTO's Venice
Author: Matino, G. ; C. Klesinec
Record created on 09/27/18
Description: Venezia: Marsilio, 2018. 28cm., pbk., 144pp. illus. Exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale, Venezia
Summary: The exhibition explores the representation of the human body in artistic and medical traditions and defines their role in renaissance culture. The Scuola Grande di San Marco offers the perfect scenario for the presentation of the relationship between art and medicine, anatomical studies and religious beliefs, drawing archive documents, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, prints, medals, drawings and paintings. The catalogue examines topics such as medical care for the poor brothers of the School as a means of spiritual purification and the figure of Tommaso Rangone as doctor and patron of Tintoretto.
Contents: Investment in Charity - The Welfare Activities of the Scuola Grande di San Marco in the Sixteenth Century, Paola Benussi ; Tommaso Giannotti Rangone, A Life Modeled on Books and (not just medical) Art, Sabrina Minuzzi ; 'When God's Majesty Publicly Scourges a People' - Combating Plague in Sixteenth-Century Venice, Michelle Laughran ; Domenico Tintoretto and the 1630-31 Plague, Jennifer Gear ; Animating the Body - The Roles and Reasons for Anatomical Study in the Renaissance, Cynthia Klestinec ; Domenico Tintoretto's Life-Drawing - Anatomy of an Artistic Reform, Gabriele Matino ; Learned Hands - Skills, Experience, and Knowledge in Sixteenth-Century Surgery, Paola Savoia ; Bookish Anatomies, The Medical Manual in the First Century of Printing, Ilaria Andreoli.
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