Ann Bermingham on “Meltdown! Picturing the World’s First Bubble Economy”

A contribution by Ann Bermingham University of California, Santa Barbara Three hundred years ago, the collapse of two joint stock corporations that capitalized on the anticipated expansion of maritime trade in the new world precipitated the first modern bubble and financial meltdown. The caustic satirical prints generated by this catastrophe immortalize a fascinating story of…

Tim Shephard on “Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy, 1420–1540”

A contribution by Tim Shephard University of Sheffield Sister Arts? Leonardo famously claimed that “Music is to be called none other than the sister of painting.” His assertion fits well with the Renaissance epistemology of the arts, personified as women and placed into sibling relationships as Liberal Arts or Muses. In such a system, the…

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Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, Part XIII.2 Subjects from History: The Decius Mus Series By Reinhold Baumstark and Guy Delmarcel Rubens’s Decius Mus Cycle is in many ways a first. It provides the earliest example of work for the medium of tapestry, and so illustrates the artist’s approach to the challenges presented by a narrative sequence…

HARVEY MILLER Overview Catalogue: 2010-2020

Celebrating 20 years Harvey Miller Publishers as a Brepols imprint of authority and quality for books on the history of art and culture, this new catalogue gives an overview of all Harvey Miller titles published over the past decade (2010-2020). It covers different domains ranging from Painting, Art Theory, History of Collecting & Cultural Studies,…

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RENAISSANCE ILLUMINATORS IN PARIS Artists & Artisans 1500-1715 By Richard and Mary Rouse The commercial manuscript book-trade in Paris, that had begun as early as the mid-12th century, was severely disrupted by the arrival of the first printing presses in Paris around 1475. This new invention converted a traditional system of book production that had…