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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
Statement of responsibility
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
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Essays in the arts
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  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Vico, Giambattista
  • Painting
  • Art and philosophy
  • Painting, Italian
  • Painting, Baroque
  • Truth
  • ART
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Art and philosophy
  • Painting, Baroque
  • Painting, Italian
  • Painting
  • Truth
  • Italy
  • Italy
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Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting, Malcolm Bull
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; ONE Vico; TWO Icastic Painting; THREE Fantastic Painting; FOUR Theological Painting; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn865565759
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849741
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt490092
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865565759
Label
Inventing falsehood, making truth : Vico and Neapolitan painting, Malcolm Bull
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Prologue; ONE Vico; TWO Icastic Painting; THREE Fantastic Painting; FOUR Theological Painting; Epilogue; Notes; Index
Control code
ocn865565759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400849741
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400849741
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt490092
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)865565759

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