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New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows

Edited by William L Barcham and Catherine Puglisi

New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows
Hardback, 356 pages £86.00
Published: 2013
ISBN: 9781580441933
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Medieval Institute Publications
Series: Studies in Iconography: Themes and Variations

New Perspectives on the Man of Sorrows is a collection derived from the symposium on the Man of Sorrows the editors organized and held at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Winter 2011, which itself emerged from the exhibition "Passion in Venice: Crivelli to Tintoretto and Veronese; The Man of Sorrows in Venetian Art", co-curated by Puglisi and Barcham at the Museum of Biblical Art, New York. The essays included here investigate an assortment of issues and problems raised by the Man of Sorrows, a figure charged with profound spiritual, metaphorical, and symbolic meaning that traveled across Europe, populated all the arts, and permeated numerous religious contexts as it soared in popularity in the West from the late Middle Ages into the Renaissance and beyond. Five essays cover a wide group of subjects and five focus in particular on Venice. The authors of these studies represent different approaches, methods, and interests and explain several artistic schools, traditions, and periods, proposing new perspectives on this remarkable image. The Man of Sorrows was able to adapt to external circumstances, to the constraints of different media, exigencies of changing milieus, the requirements of patrons, and the needs of the devout, and is therefore of interest to just as wide an audience today as ever.

Introduction "A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief" (Isa. 53:3): The Biblical Text and Its Afterlife in Christian Tradition by John Sawyer Defining Terms: Ecce Homo, Christ of Pity, Christ Mocked, and the Man of Sorrows by Colum Hourihane The Rise and Early Development of the Man of Sorrows in Central and Northern Europe by Grazyna Jurkowlaniec The Man of Sorrows in Northern Europe: Ritual Metaphor and Therapeutic Exchange by Mitchell B. Merback From Book to Song: Texts Accompanying the Man of Sorrows in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries by Susan Boynton The Man of Sorrows from Byzantium to Venetian Crete: Some Observations on Iconography and Function by Maria Constantoudaki-Kitromilides Six Panels by Michele Giambono, "pictor Sancti Marci" by William L. Barcham From Column to Chalice: Passion Imagery in Venetian Mariegole ca. 1320-1550 by Lyle Humphrey Veronese's Visioning of the Man of Sorrows by Catherine R. Puglisi Images of Christ for Venetian Piety and Devotions in the Light of the Council of Trent by Stefania Mason Notes on Contributors Index

Catherine Puglisi is a professor of art history at Rutgers University and specializes in Italian Baroque painting and sculpture. William Barcham is a professor of the history of art at the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. He is a specialist in Venetian art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 356 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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