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Harvard Studies in Romance Languages 35

Art Inscribed

Essays on Ekphrasis in Spanish Golden Age Poetry

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ISBN 9780674048058

Publication Date: 01/01/1979


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  • Chapter 1: The Artist in Harmony with his Archetype: Deus artifex
    • 1. Deux artifex and the Para Painting as a liberal art
    • 2. Artistic and spiritual imitation of the divine Idea
    • 3. Imitatio Christi and Deus pictor in Lope, Cervantes and Calderdon
    • Notes to Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2: The Expression of an Artistic Dilemma in the Allegorization of the Myth of Prometheus
    • 4. The relationship of the artist’s concetto to the Platonic Idea
    • 5. The portraitist as Prometheus in Gongora and Paravicino
    • 6. Disillusionment with art’s incapacity to equal nature
    • Notes to Chapter 2
  • Chapter 3: Ekphrasis as Inscription
    • 7. Epitaphs and inscriptions as commentary on works of art
    • 8. Didactic rhetoric in epitaphs
    • 9. The inscription as key to the iconography of a monument
    • 10. The death of Prometheus: Inscriptions on the tombs of artists in Gongora and Paravicino
    • Notes to Chapter 3
  • Chapter 4: The Tradition of Ekphrasis as the Decipherment of a Hieroglyph
    • 11. Allegorical portraiture from Renaissance to Baroque
    • 12. Portraiture “a lo divino”
    • 13. Gongora interprets an allegorical portrait in “Pintado he visto al Amor”
    • 14. The Abuse of Allegory
    • Notes to Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5: The Poet as Painter of Cosmic Harmonie
    • 15. “Escrito ’sta en mi alma”
    • 16. Perspectives on the verbal “portrait”
    • 17. Macrocosm and Microcosm: the use of architectural analogies in poetic descriptions
    • Notes to Chapter 5
  • Conclusion
  • A Selected Bibliography
  • Illustrations

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