La finestra e lo specchio. Alberti e la pluralità dei punti di vista

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Abstract

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.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)263-277
Number of pages15
JournalALBERTIANA
VolumeXXIII (n.s. v)
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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