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Great strides have also been made in the bibliographical and philological study of New Spain's rich culture of post-Renaissance classicizing scholarly practices, collectively known as "late humanism.
So, with a great sweep of his architectural arm, John Henry dismisses from sight the British Museum - "an ill-harmonized pot pourri of Greek motives" - and St Paul's cathedral - "a squat parody on St Peter's" - and the rest of London's classicizing tendencies.
After introducing part 2, "Constructing the Preacher's Memory," with an examination of Francesc's treatise in the context of others on the art of preaching, Rivers surveys medieval justifications for the use of images in preaching (chapter 5) and considers the picturae of the classicizing friars as a principal example of medieval mnemonic exempla (chapter 6).
Once one has determined that Milton considers himself exempt from the general condition of fallen humanity, texts that argue against that conclusion can too easily be dismissed as mere perfunctory "gestures" (44, 59, 60, and elsewhere) or explained away as a pointedly "secularized," not Christian, expression, though the classicizing of his "confession of youthful error" in the Latin Elegy 7 (78) might be, rather, a matter of decorum.
There were splits, especially noticeable in France, between baroque and classicizing tendencies, between genres more closely tied to antiquity and those that privileged spectacle, between writers who viewed rules and regularity as indispensable and those who questioned their legitimacy and effectiveness.
The third part of the book describes the spread of classicizing mnemonic exempla throughout Europe.
He finds that reactions varied greatly, often with little coherent or developed theology; some authors, like Prokopios, still embraced classicizing views of the epidemic's causes.
In these chapters, the artistic foundations explored in Parts I and II are expanded upon, first with the grand classicizing tendencies of Trajan and the deliberate classical references by Hadrian, and then with the gradual emergence of anti-classical styles within the imperial and elite ranks of artistic production, seen from chapter thirteen on.
24) where Konrad Krebs's elaborate ribbed vaults for the innovative staircase (1533-37) are juxtaposed with his adjoining portal in the form of a classicizing triumphal arch.
The cleanliness of Bruni's Florence thus, for Biow, self-referentially figures the classicizing purity of his language.
Coltman rightly identifies this as a truly remarkable memorial, which she then goes on to eonceptualise as 'a form of luxury sculptural monument executed in the classicizing traditioN, a pleasingly Piranesiesque analogy that ticks all the boxes without any real meaning.
Classicizing, according to the author, is what characterizes the ancient Western world after Athens in its Golden Age; the term means ignorance and misunderstanding of the classical.
His account begins with Homer's archaic Greece and traces classical civilization through the death of Hadrian, the Spanish-descended Roman emperor who embodied, through his "Greekling" tastes, the "common classicizing culture" that bound together the empire's far-flung elite.
David, on the other hand, devoted his life to the creation of heroic monuments and believed, like other classicizing theorists, such as Winckelmann or Quatremere de Quincy, that sculpture, with its power to embody ideas, is the greatest of all the arts because it endows the public context in which it is placed with exemplary moral and spiritual significance.
Unlike strategies used by later artists to fetishize the black body as a sexual object in Eurocentric classicizing guises, Van Vechten's photographs provide a playful focus on both racial and interracial themes.