Mannerism, Spirituality and Cognition: The Art Of Enargeia

October 31, 2020
Mannerism, Spirituality and Cognition: The Art Of Enargeia

This book employs a new approach to the art of sixteenth-centuryEurope by incorporating rhetoric and theory to enable areinterpretation of elements of Mannerism as being grounded insixteenth-century spirituality.Lynette M. F. Bosch examines the conceptual vocabulary found insixteenth-century treatises on art from Giorgio Vasari to FedericoZuccari, which analyses how language and spirituality complementthe visual styles of Mannerism. By exploring the way in whichwriters from Leone Ebreo to Gabriele Paleotti describe theinteraction between art and spirituality, Bosch establishes areligious base for the language of art in sixteenth-centuryEurope.The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history,Renaissance studies, religious studies, and religious history.