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David Young Kim
David Young Kim is assistant professor of art history at the University of Pennsylvania and visiting lecturer at the University of Zurich.
Kim, David Young
Kim, David Young
United States of America
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The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance: Geography, Mobility, and Style
This important and innovative book examines artists' mobility as a critical aspect of Italian Renaissance art. It is well known that many eminent artists such as Cimabue, Giotto, Donatello, Lotto, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian traveled. This book is the first to consider the sixteenth-century literary descriptions of their journeys in relation to the larger Renaissance discourse concerning mobility, geography, the act of creation, and selfhood.

David Young Kim carefully explores relevant themes in Giorgio Vasari's monumental "Lives of the Artists," in particular how style was understood to register an artist's encounter with place. Through new readings of critical ideas, long-standing regional prejudices, and entire biographies, "The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance" provides a groundbreaking case for the significance of mobility in the interpretation of art and the wider discipline of art history.
Print publication date December 2014 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300198676
EISBN 9780300232554
Illustrations 167
Print Status in print