Alright, the whining aside, today I’d like to talk about the Iconology, once very famous and today nearly forgotten book, written by Cesare Ripa. Iconology: or A collection of emblematical figures [chiefly composed from the Iconology of Cesare Ripa ] / [collected and arranged] by George Richardson. — . Iconography is the description, classification, and interpretation of the subject matter of a work of art. Derived from the Greek words eikon, meaning image or icon.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Ostriches were central to the Egyptian beliefs about the passage to the underworld, were hunted iconolgy the Coliseum and served at lavish banquets, and were objects of curiosity in menageries and study for scientists. Seminars two per week with presentations and discussions of the works of art and texts.

Cesare Ripa

I assume they could also start introducing new mirrors, as shown by this cover of one of the later editions: By the way, this lady is indeed the Iconology herself: As a subject iconography is as old as the first image created by humans, but as a concept in the history of ideas its documented study first dates from the end of the sixteenth century. He was knighted after his highly successful Iconologiawhich he wrote in his free time, was published.

Interested non-LUC students should contact course. These and other peculiarities made the struthio camelus sparrow camel a hybrid, part bird, part beast according to Renaissance scientists.

Inthe Scottish architect George Richardson ‘s Iconology; or a Collection of Emblematical Figures; containing four hundred and twenty-four remarkable subjects, moral and instructive; in which are displayed the beauty of Virtue and deformity of Vice was published in London. Getty Research Institute, The today almost unknown German Carthusian Gregor Reisch ca. Of course, there are more more interesting observations and discoveries that could be made by tracking the evolution of these concepts over time, and the book with all its later editions is an excellent platform for such an exploration.


Once available, timetables will be published here. Did he, for example, condemn Nero and Poppaea while praising Octavia because this was the truth, or because Octavia was, in fact, a superior politician who had managed to craft a favourable epitaph for herself? He had to also have plenty of free time and generous support of the cardinal, to be able to first prepare his book, and then publish it.

At the end of the course, students can: Additional Topics Iconography – Historical Development Little is known of Ripa apart from the fact that he was probably born in Perugia between and and is next recorded in the service of Cardinal Antonio Maria Salviati, for whom he acted as controller of the household in Rome. I found a few but not all illustrations with mirrors from this edition; notice, how close they are to the original versions, the only difference is their realistic background, and more refined figures in general: Figures central to the new reforms, including Saint Carlo Borromeo and Cardinal Federico Borromeo, also patronized depictions of ostriches, which served as memorable embodiments of moral virtues, but also fascinating oddities.

Relief sculpture, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It was an interesting hunt for the mirrors, and now I can share my trophies. Zoeken Zoekterm Zoeken Uitgebreid zoeken.

CÆSARE RIPA: Reflective Iconology –

Within that discipline its purpose has changed significantly from its prime association with the representational; iconography is now used to support new fields of research at the crossroads of disciplinary studies.

While analyzing the object, I discovered that the sculptural cycle of the Beatitudes was a significant component of the iconography of Antakalnis church. They were part of the collection of Prince Eugene csare Savoy, cessare were both exhibited in the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna.


Remember me on this computer. Categories such as origin and artist could be cross-referenced with broader subject headings such as Christian art or landscapes. Retrieved from ” https: Les Lunettes et l’Europe.

This article focuses on a particular type of drapery that became conventional for allegories after Raphael: The sculptures, located in the main nave, were created independently, but in harmony with other iconographic themes. La vicenda iconografica della stadera, legata al commercio minuto, nella dimensione quotidiana dei mercati e delle botteghe.

Iconologia, or, Moral emblems

Chairman of the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, Morey was a historian of early Christian art whose primary field of study was the iconography rpia Italian art of the pre period. Ads help cover our server costs. Before assuming part-time teaching duties at New York Univers….

What, exactly, was this book? You can also see the slideshow of this posting here. Vanity was, perhaps, the biggest surprise for me; her depiction as a woman with a mirror is so typical that I only expected to see it here, too.

A second edition was published in Rome in this time with concepts and woodcutsdedicated to Lorenzo Salviati.

Of self-transformation, that is, which by definition consists of endless efforts to pull yourself out of the quagmire of own stupidity ignorance a hopelessly vain attempt, as it turns out. Visualizzazioni secentesche di un concetto politico, in Il dialogo creativo.

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