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Learning to draw in Venice: the role of drawing manuals

Abstract:

A group of drawing manuals that were published in Venice in the early 1600s have taken on a high profile in the modern literature, being viewed as evidence of an impetus to reform Venetian disegno (drawing or design) by introducing Bolognese-inspired teaching methods. I argue that the concept of disegno in its tactile and abstract forms, as a practice and as an admirable element in art, was strongly rooted in 16th-century Venetian artistic culture. These manuals do not reflect a crisis in V...

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Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St John's College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press Publisher's website
Host title:
Rethinking Renaissance Drawings
Publication date:
2015
URN:
uuid:37ea6217-a0fa-4b00-81c4-a91b6608e8bf
Local pid:
ora:7318
ISBN:
9780773546363

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