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The Grace of the Italian Renaissance

Ita Mac Carthy


‘Grace’ emerges as a keyword in the culture and society of sixteenth-century Italy. This book explores how it conveys and connects the most pressing ethical, social and aesthetic concerns of an age concerned with the reactivation of ancient ideas in a changing world. The book reassesses artists such as Francesco del Cossa, Raphael, and Michelangelo and explores anew writers like Castiglione, Ariosto, Tullia d'Aragona, and Vittoria Colonna. It shows how these artists and writers put grace at the heart of their work. The book argues that grace came to be as contested as it was prized across a ra ... More

Keywords: sixteenth-century Italy, grace, Italian Renaissance, Francesco del Cossa, Raphael, Michelangelo, Castiglione, Ariosto, Tullia d'Aragona, Vittoria Colonna

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780691175485
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ita Mac Carthy, author
Durham University