Article of the Month
Indexers select an article or essay at the beginning of each month that is outstanding in its line of argument, wealth of significances,
and writing style. We particularly look for pieces that will be useful as course readings.
Andrea Mantegna, Madonna della Vittoria (1495-1496)
Louvre Museum, Paris
Source: Wikimedia Commons
McCall, Timothy. "Brilliant Bodies: Material Culture and the Adornment of Men in North Italy’s Quattrocento Courts.” I Tatti Studies 16, 1-2 (2013): 445-490.
Abstract:The article discusses the decoration of men and material culture in the fifteenth century courts of the nobility in Northern Italy. Topics discussed include the emphasis on qualities of light and the incorporation of light into men's hair, attire and decoration during this time. Artworks and writing from this time depict these trends in fashion, and the use of vocabulary related to light in descriptions of men of the noble classes.
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