Renaissance Quarterly

A journal covering art, literature, and history of the Renaissance for the academic audience. Contains research studies, review essays, and book reviews. Features literary works and themes, as well as specialized studies in the arts, religion, and social

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring

Books Received
EDITIONS AND TRANSLATIONS: di Lasso, Orlando. The Complete Motets 2: Sacrae Cantiones (Nuremberg, 1562). Ed. James B. Erb. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions, 2002. xliii + 188 PP. + 4 b/w pls. tbls. $85. ISBN: 0-89579-511-6. Dante Alighieri. Purgatorio....
Federico Barocci, Federico Borromeo, and the Oratorian Orbit *
Because of the fervor of their founder, Saint Filippo Neri, who desired that sacred images be painted by excellent artists, Barocci received the commission. (1) --Bellori, "Life of Barocci" Federico Barocci (ca. 1535-1612), the renowned fifty-year-old...
Reverse Transmutations: Beroalde De Verville's Parody of Paracelsus in le Moyen De Parvenir: An Alchemical Language of Skepticism in the French Baroque *
INTRODUCTION BEROALDE, PARAGELSUS, AND ALCHEMY Beroalde de Verville, born in Paris in 1556, was a polymath and prolific writer of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries who bequeathed to posterity an amazing variety of works. Collectively,...
The Accademia Fiorentina and the Question of the Language. the Politics of Theory in Ducal Florence *
Upon assuming power in 1537, Cosimo I de' Medici (1519-74) embarked on a program with three principal goals: to secure his own position as duke of Florence, to restore tranquillity to a city wearied by domestic political turmoil, and to expand his...
Tropes of Revelation in Raphael's Transfiguration *
"for it often happens that painters, like poets, stray from their subject in order to make their work more ornate." -- Giorgio Vasari, Life of Raphael (1) In 1516 or early 1517 Raphael received the commission from Cardinal Giulio de'Medici for the...