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Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting, Malcolm Bull

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Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting
Title
Inventing falsehood, making truth
Title remainder
Vico and Neapolitan painting
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Malcolm Bull
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Language
eng
Summary
"Can painting transform philosophy? In Inventing Falsehood, Making Truth, Malcolm Bull looks at Neapolitan art around 1700 through the eyes of the philosopher Giambattista Vico. Surrounded by extravagant examples of late Baroque painting by artists like Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena, Vico concluded that human truth was a product of the imagination. Truth was not something that could be observed: instead, it was something made in the way that paintings were made--through the exercise of fantasy.Juxtaposing paintings and texts, Bull presents the masterpieces of late Baroque painting in early eighteenth-century Naples from an entirely new perspective. Revealing the close connections between the arguments of the philosophers and the arguments of the painters, he shows how Vico drew on both in his influential philosophy of history, The New Science. Bull suggests that painting can serve not just as an illustration for philosophical arguments, but also as the model for them--that painting itself has sometimes been a form of epistemological experiment, and that, perhaps surprisingly, the Neapolitan Baroque may have been one of the routes through which modern consciousness was formed"--
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Bull, Malcolm,
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Essays in the arts
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  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Painting
  • Art and philosophy
  • Painting, Italian
  • Painting, Baroque
  • Truth
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Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting, Malcolm Bull
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icastit painting -- Fantastic painting -- Theological painting
Control code
841893330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780691138848
Lccn
2013015837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841893330
Label
Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting, Malcolm Bull
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Icastit painting -- Fantastic painting -- Theological painting
Control code
841893330
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 144 pages
Isbn
9780691138848
Lccn
2013015837
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)841893330

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