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Painting the heavens : Art and science in the age of Galileo / Eileen Reeves.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: New Jersey, USA : Princeton University Press, 1997.ISBN:
  • 0691043981
Contents:
Introduction: The Artist and the Astronomer -- Ch. 1. 1599-1602: First Reflections on the Moon's Secondary Light -- Ch. 2. 1604-1605: Neostoicism and the New Star -- Ch. 3. 1605-1607: Mutual Illumination -- Ch. 4. 1610-1612: In the Shadow of the Moon -- Ch. 5. 1614-1621: The Buen Pintor of Seville.
Summary: The remarkable astronomical discoveries made by Galileo with the new telescope in 1609-1610 led to his famous disputes with philosophers and religious authorities, most of whom found their doctrines threatened by his evidence for Copernicus's heliocentric universe. In this book, Eileen Reeves brings an art-historical perspective to this story as she explores the impact of Galileo's heavenly observations on painters of the early seventeenth century.
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Introduction: The Artist and the Astronomer -- Ch. 1. 1599-1602: First Reflections on the Moon's Secondary Light -- Ch. 2. 1604-1605: Neostoicism and the New Star -- Ch. 3. 1605-1607: Mutual Illumination -- Ch. 4. 1610-1612: In the Shadow of the Moon -- Ch. 5. 1614-1621: The Buen Pintor of Seville.

The remarkable astronomical discoveries made by Galileo with the new telescope in 1609-1610 led to his famous disputes with philosophers and religious authorities, most of whom found their doctrines threatened by his evidence for Copernicus's heliocentric universe. In this book, Eileen Reeves brings an art-historical perspective to this story as she explores the impact of Galileo's heavenly observations on painters of the early seventeenth century.

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