The Secret Language of The Renaissance: Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Italian Art by Richard Stemp

The Secret Language of The Renaissance: Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Italian Art Author: Richard Stemp
eBook Title: The Secret Language of The Renaissance: Decoding the Hidden Symbolism of Italian Art
ISBN10: 1844834131
ISBN13: 978-1844833078
Language: English
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers (November 2, 2006)
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Renaissance artists had a habit of encoding meanings into symbols - everything from bee-hives to centaurs. Sometimes these meanings in paintings, sculptures, buildings and literature drew upon a traditional symbolic repertoire, but often a more esoteric meaning was encoded - perhaps a hidden political message or an expression of heretical faith. Richard Stemp leads us through a wealth of examples - more than 100 works of art - each shown in all its glory and then deconstructed, or decoded, to interpret the symbols it contains. For all those who relish secret symbolism and conspiracies as well as lovers of the art of Renaissance Italy, this book will instruct and delight in equal measure.

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