Item description for The Influence of Pre-Raphaelitism on Fin De Siecle Italy (Mhra Texts and Dissertations) (Mhra Texts and Dissertations) by Giuliana Pieri...
This volume is the first comprehensive study of the influence of English Pre-Raphaelitism on Italian art and culture in the late nineteenth century. Analysis of the cultural relations between Italy and Britain has focused traditionally on the special place that Italy had in the British imagination, but the cultural and artistic exchanges between the two countries have been much misunderstood. This book aims to correct this imbalance by placing Pre-Rapahelitism in its European context. It explores the nature of its influence on Italy, how it was transmitted, and how it was manifested, by focusing on the role of Italian Anglophiles, the English communities in Florence and Rome, the writings of Gabriele D'Annunzio, and a number of Italian artists active in Tuscany and Rome. The works of Cellini, Ricci, Gioja, De Carolis, and Sartorio in particular fully demonstrate the impact of Pre-Raphaelitism on the young Italian school of painting which found in the English movement an ideal link with its glorious past on which it could build a new artistic identity. These artists show that English Pre-Raphaelitism was one of the most powerful single influences on fin-de-sicle Italian culture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.8" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2007
Publisher Maney Publishing
ISBN 1904350445 ISBN13 9781904350446
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More About Giuliana Pieri
Giuliana Pieri is a senior lecturer in Italian and the visual arts at Royal Holloway, University of London.