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Renaissance Studies

A «Festschrift» in Honor of Professor Edward J. Olszewski

Edited By Jennifer H. Finkel, Michael D. Morford and Dena M. Woodall

This Festschrift is dedicated to Edward J. Olszewski and was created by his former PhD students in gratitude and honor of a professor whose innovative and comprehensive research spans the Renaissance and Baroque periods. His research provided much insight to the arts, issues of patronage, conservation, and context. The text includes an array of topics conceived by each author while studying with Olszewski. His intense seminar on Michelangelo was the catalyst for many articles: Jennifer Finkel introduces new ideas regarding the proposed sculptural plan for the façade of San Lorenzo; Dena M. Woodall provides keen insight on the representations of genii on the Sistine Ceiling; Karen Edwards proposes the early creation of the figura serpentinata in Michelangelo’s own drawings and paintings; and Rachel Geshwind offers a new interpretation of his use of color symbolism in the Sistine Chapel. This seminar, and another on Mannerism, involved provocative discussion of the competitors of Michelangelo, where the foundation was laid for the much needed re-examination of Baccio Bandinelli’s Hercules and Cacus in Michael Morford’s article, which introduces the probability of Machiavellian influence, and Christine Corretti’s interpretation of Cellini’s Perseus and Medusa as the symbol of Cosimo’s I ideas of justice and the influence of women in his life. Olszewski’s own research on patronage, especially of the Ottoboni, mirrors Henrietta Silberger’s article on the collecting habits of Livio Odescalchi. Finally, Holley Witchey provides a personal experience in authenticating works of art in collections (a topic of interest for Olszewski) and ends her essay with a series of important questions for each of us to ask ourselves.


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Index Achilles, 133 Agamemnon, 133-134 Agnew, T. & Sons, 169-170 Agnolo, Baccio d’, 7 Agrippa, Cornelius, 91-92 Aischylos, 134 Alberti, Cherubino, 73-74; Figs. 8 and 9, 86; Fig. 10, 87 Alberti, Leon Battista, 50-52 Alexander I of Russia, 157 Alexander the Great, 135, 153 Alexander VI, Roderic de Borja, 64 Alexander VII, Fabio Chigi, 152 Alexander VIII, Pietro Ottoboni, 2, 153 Allegrini, Francesco, 155, 157 Altena, J.Q., 155 Amira, Karl von, 130 Ammanati, Bartolommeo, 73; Fig. 6, 85; 130 Amy, Michaël, 27, 29 Angelico, Fra or Beato, Guido di Pietro or Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, known posthumously as, 14, 23-24, 31-32 Annunziata, Church of the, 33; wax por- traits, 45n108 and 46n110 Apollo, 129 Archieti, Cardinal d’, 157 Aristotle, 95 Armenini, Giovanni Battista, 1, 2 Ashby, Thomas, 156 Ashton, Pat, 5 Athena, 128 Augustus (Octavian), 130 Azzolino, Decio, 153 Azzolino, Pompeo, 153 Bailey, Martin, 181 Balas, Edith, 28 Bandinelli, Baccio, Hercules and Cacus, 105-122: Fig. 1, 120; Fig. 3, 121; Figs. 4 and 5, 122; Hercules and Cacus and replica of David, Fig. 2, 121: Why Hercules…Why Bandinelli, 105-108; Machiavelli as valuable tool, 108-109; Il Principe as guideline, 109-116 Barberi, Filippo, 67-68 Barocci, Federico Fiori, called, 154 Beach, Warren, 175-177 Beatrizet, Nicolas, 73 Bellini, Giovanni, 166 Bellori, Pietro, 155 Berchorius, Petrus, 134 Berenson, Bernard, 168, 174-177, 179, 182 Bermejo, Bartolome, 171 Bernini, Gian Lorenzo, 151, 153-154, 156 Books in the hands of figures on the façade of San Lorenzo, 42n64 Borenius, Tancred, 168, 173, 175 Borgherini, Giovanni, 168...

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