More than Meets the Eye:
Irony, Paradox, and Metaphor in the History of Art

The Mellon Lectures

by Irving Lavin

edited by
Marilyn Aronberg Lavin
     
Illustrations vii
Preface by Marilyn Aronberg Lavin xxi
1.
The Story of “O” from Giotto to Einstein 1
  Notes 18
2.
Michelangelo’s Image of Julius II 47
 

• Bologna

47
 

• The Beard

52
 

• The Pope’s Persona and Its Image

62
 

Notes

72
3.
Caravaggio’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt 117
  • Prologue 117
  Notes 131
4.
Caravaggio’s View from the Back:
The Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome
145
  • Michelangelo 147
  • Perspective 151
  • Tintoretto 152
  • Caravaggio, The Crucifixion of St. Peter 153
  • Caravaggio, The Conversion of St. Paul 154
  Notes 159
5.
Claude Mellan’s Holy Face:
Ostendatque etiam Quae Occultat
189
  • The Paragone 189
  • The Hand 192
  • The Spiral 197
  • Proportions 202
  • Sketch for an Addendum 205
  Notes 207
6.
Going for Baroque:
Observations on the Post-Modern Fold
251
  • Why Baroque? 253
  • Architecture and the Post-Modern Fold 259
  • Gehry’s Bilbao and Beyond 259
  • Gehry’s Horse’s Head: Notes on Conversations about Gehry’s Work, 1993–2004 261
Notes 265
Bibliography 297
Index 321




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