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Knowledge and discernment in the early modern arts
Knowledge and discernment in the early modern arts

Visual culture in early modernity.
Dupré, Sven, 1975- editor.
Publication Information:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Physical Description:
xv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Visual culture in early modernity.
General Note:
"An Ashgate book"--Cover.
"The idea for this book emerged from the conference 'Artificii Occulti: Knowledge and Discernment in the Artistic and Scientific Cultures of the Netherlands and Spanish Habsburg Worlds' jointly organised by the two editors in May 2011 at the University of Bern."--page xvi.
In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and became explicitly connected with a kind of knowledge available only to experts in the respective fields. With contributions by historians of art and historians of science, and with geographic coverage focusing on the Low Countries and their multiple connections to different parts of the world, this volume reframes recent scholarship on what the editors term 'cultures of knowledge and discernment' in the early modern period. The collection is innovative in its focus on investigating types of knowledge linked to what was then called the 'science' (scientia) of art, to artistic expertise and connoisseurship, and to 'secrets of art and nature.'
Bibliographical References:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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