Leon Battista Alberti e il "doctus artifex"

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[automatically translated] By examining the concept of "product artist" - drawn by the same Alberti's De Pictura - opening an investigation about the beneficiaries of treaties Alberti related to the arts. In fact, the Alberti player is no longer the craftsman in the manual search operating rules, but is a personage more cultured that must have expertise in different areas (from the Latin music, from mathematics to rhetoric). Probably the real beneficiaries could be identified among the learned audience of noble courts, to which the humanist had already directed other works (the Philodoxeos, De fair animating the Teogenio, the Ludi Mathematicians). Therefore, a new type of player faces in the landscape of receipt of humanistic texts: a competent educated man also artistic practices. But this figure is very little feedback at that time:
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMecenati, artisti e pubblico nel Rinascimento
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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