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Harmony and the Sweet Regard of History in the Seventeenth-Century Venetian Collection

Loh, MH; (2013) Harmony and the Sweet Regard of History in the Seventeenth-Century Venetian Collection. In: Marx, B, (ed.) Venezia mercato dell'arte. Marsilio: Florence.

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Abstract

Focusing on two paintings of The Concert by Giorgione in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence and a Portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi, this article focuses on the artwork’s afterlife—the Nachleben or the vita futura. What I want to look at is the perfidious object that remains long after the veridical self, the flesh and blood Author can no longer speak for himself and the disobedient and promiscuous artwork that introduces new meanings where none were intended. Through this process of survival and betrayal, I argue, the artwork transforms and even rewrites the very identity of its maker.

Type:Book chapter
Title:Harmony and the Sweet Regard of History in the Seventeenth-Century Venetian Collection
Keywords:Giorgione, Strozzi, Bernardo, Italian art, Collections, history of, Venice, Nachleben
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History of Art

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