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By Simona Cohen

The connection among medieval animal symbolism and the iconography of animals within the Renaissance has scarcely been studied. Filling a niche during this major box of Renaissance tradition, ordinarily, and its artwork, particularly, this e-book demonstrates the continuity and tenacity of medieval animal interpretations and symbolism, disguised lower than the veil of style, non secular or mythological narrative and medical naturalism. an in depth creation, facing proper medieval and early Renaissance resources, is via a sequence of case reviews that illustrate ways that Renaissance artists revived traditional animal imagery in remarkable contexts, making an investment them with new meanings, on a social, political, moral, non secular or mental point, frequently by means of using exegetical technique in developing a number of semantic and iconographic degrees. "Brill's reviews on paintings, artwork heritage, and highbrow History," vol. 2

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