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Dosso's Fate: Painting and Court Culture in Renaissance Italy

  • Edited by Luisa Ciammitti, Steven F. Ostrow, and Salvatore Settis

    Dosso Dossi has long been considered one of Renaissance Italy's most intriguing artists. Although a wealth of documents chronicles his life, he remains an enigma and his art continues to be as elusive as it is compelling.

    In Dosso's Fate, leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines examine the social, intellectual, and historical contexts of his art, focusing on the development of new genres of painting, questions of style and chronology, the influence of courtly culture, and the work of his collaborators, as well as his visual and literary sources and his painting techniques. The result is an important and original contribution not only to the literature of Dosso Dossi but also to the study of cultural history in early modern Italy.

    This volume evolved from two symposia organized by the Getty Research Institute in collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum, Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici, Bologna, and Provincia Autonoma di Trento.

    Luisa Ciammitti is curator at the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna. Steven F. Ostrow is associate professor of art history at the University of California, Riverside. He is the author of Art and Spirituality in Counter-Reformation Rome: The Sistine and Pauline Chapels in S. Maria Maggiore. Salvatore Settis is former director of the Getty Research Institute and professor of classical art and architecture at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

    "Handsomely published."

    432 pages
    7 x 10 inches
    156 b/w illustrations
    ISBN 978-0-89236-505-0

    Getty Publications
    Imprint: Getty Research Institute