Marks of Opulence: The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000-1914 / Colin Platt

Marks of Opulence: The Why, When and Where of Western Art 1000-1914

Colin Platt

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Tracing a thousand years of European art, Wolfson Prize-winning historian Colin Platt explores the long connection between the great artistic patrons and the artists they commissioned, concluding that the primary impetus of high achievement in the arts has been money.

The history of Western art—from the mosaics of the Byzantine Empire, to the Renaissance courts of Florence, to the revolutionary forms of early 20th-century modernism—is a story of economics as much as aesthetics. The interplay between patron and artist, commerce and culture, is the engine that, for centuries, has driven paradigmatic change in the artistic world. In Marks of Opulence, historian Colin Platt takes us on an ambitious sweep through a thousand years of artistic endeavor, revealing the fascinating economic and social context of the West’s most cherished works of art. An illuminating study, rich in fascinating detail and skillful analysis.











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