In his work De Pictura, Leon Battista Alberti underlines the importance of viewpoint for artistic representations by comparing painting first to a window and then to a mirror. In the Intercenales, which make the playful couteract of the treaty, the shift in the point of view leads to a different view of the world. By making text references to both works, the essay shows that Alberti, as an Art theorist and a scholar, hightlights the «power of viewing», the refusal of a one-direction vision and the importance of recognizing and evaluating different perspectives, by leaving the posterity with coherent ethical and aesthetical teaching.
|Number of pages||15|
|Volume||XXIII (n.s. v)|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|