Publication : « Exuberant Apotheoses — Italian Frescoes in the Holy Roman Empire : Visual Culture and Princely Power in the Age of Enlightenment ».

FULCO Daniel, Exuberant Apotheoses—Italian Frescoes in the Holy Roman Empire : Visual Culture and Princely Power in the Age of Enlightenment, Leiden, Brill, 2016), 600 p.

FULCO Daniel, Exuberant Apotheoses—Italian Frescoes in the Holy Roman Empire : Visual Culture and Princely Power in the Age of Enlightenment, Leiden, Brill, 2016), 600 p.

Présentation de l’éditeur :

From the late seventeenth through the mid-eighteenth centuries, large-scale Italian frescoes soared in popularity as nobles in the German principalities of the Holy Roman Empire constructed new palaces at an unprecedented rate. They competed with one another to produce lavish decorative schemes that expressed their claim to princely power and political authority. Whereas previous art historians have primarily focused on iconographic and stylistic issues and generally treated these programs as individual commissions of regional courts, this book places the works of art within their broad cultural and historical contexts during the Enlightenment. This monograph explains how rulers gradually shifted from emphasizing military heroism to stressing their cultivation of the arts and sciences, and addresses how expressing membership in a specifically European civilization emerged as an integral visual theme and a key ambition of the German nobility.

Daniel Fulco, Ph.D. (2014), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an independent scholar of 17th- and 18th-century European art. His research also engages with 19th-century painting and the exhibition of Islamic art in fin-de-siècle Europe.

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À propos Maxime Georges Métraux

Doctorant en Histoire de l'art moderne (Université Paris IV –Sorbonne, Centre André Chastel – UMR 8150). Expert pour la galerie Hubert Duchemin et chargé d’enseignement à l'Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée. Commissaire scientifique de l’exposition "Chic Emprise : Cultures, usages et sociabilités du tabac du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle" (22 juin - 23 septembre 2019) au musée du Nouveau Monde de La Rochelle.