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Antonio Urquízar Herrera: Workshop “On the Limits of Magnificence”
September 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Workshop: “On the Limits of Magnificence”
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The existence of a correlation between public image and noble status was a shared belief in Early Modern Europe. Some fifty years ago, the so-called “theory of magnificence” and the notion of “splendor” offered a historical interpretation for the emergence of the sumptuous artistic decorations of 15th- and 16th-Century Italy. These ideas have been widely used to explain the spread of courtly splendor across Europe. However, magnificence alone does not give us the full picture of the social understanding of the Early Modern households. The purpose of this presentation is to widen the frame in order to propose a recovery of the sources’ stress on the theory of signs as a complement to the traditional theory of magnificence.
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