Italian Renaissance: The Creation of the Provocative Lucifer

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Gage, Alyx
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Fregulia, Jeanette
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2024
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Italian Renaissance: The Creation of the Provocative Lucifer
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The Italian Renaissance brought forth an explosion of science, invention, literature, and art. The artists wanted to breathe new life into the classical art of the Greeks and Romans. Through this, they found a fascination in the body and proudly displayed what they had deemed the ideal body in their works. This attention to realistic bodies and presentation of them unclothed would still affect artists hundreds of years later. A key example is that of the L'ange du mal and the Genie du mal. This presentation will address the thematic connection between these statutes and Renaissance artwork. Through the press and church’s reaction to the statues, it will also address how the true meaning of art is often overlooked when faced with art that society has deemed ‘provocative’ or ‘inappropriate’ specifically regarding the human body.
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