Domenico Laurenza

La ricerca dell’armonia
Rappresentazioni anatomiche nel Rinascimento

2003, cm 17 x 24, x-142 pp. con 81 figg. f.t.

ISBN: 9788822252661

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The study highlights the tension between compositional representation (portraying several parts of the body in the same image) and dissected representation (depicting just isolated parts). Leonardo and other authors prefer a composite iconographical style. Others, such as Vesalio, an analytical one of minute detail. In the background appears the difficult relationship between the compositional idea of harmony, a fundamental element of the Renaissance period, and anatomy, the naturally analytical branch of science.