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Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 (Edited book)

Hesson, Angela; Martin, Matthew and Zika, Charles (2017) Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 (Edited book). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. 233pp. ISBN 9781925432312

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Abstract

Love, in the early modern era, was not so much a single emotion as an intricate constellation of feelings, experienced and expressed by the individual as well as broader society. From romantic desire to religious devotion, from patriotism to narcissism to nostalgia, Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 explores notions of public display and private sentiment, ostentation and intimacy. Featuring texts by leading scholars and curators, this lavishly illustrated book considers the capacity of art and objects to materialise and model emotion, from Vivarini’s grand-scale, much-celebrated painting The Garden of Love to tiny pieces of jewellery worn against the body as love tokens or in memoriam. Here, love is manifested across a broad range of cultural forms, media and objects, from the intellectually or spiritually elevated to the popular and the practical. Drawing upon more than 200 works from the National Gallery of Victoria’s rich and diverse collection, Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 examines the many facets and expressions of this complex emotion in early modern Europe.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Love, art, emotion
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220314 Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Strategic Basic Research
Subjects: A - Philosophy
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 05:16
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2018 05:16
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3207

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