By Evert Frans Grinten

The angle of medieval males of letters in the direction of plastic arts, structure and utilized paintings has to this point been studied from a essentially aesthetic viewpoint. the reason for this can be chanced on, I provide no opinion on it, within the conceptions of the authors who've been publishing in this over the last seventy-five years or within the proven fact that such a lot medieval texts that until eventually lately have been to be had in variations, have been for the higher half works of a theological, mystical or l encyclopaedic-theoretical variety. anyways, it truly is an estab lished proven fact that those reviews have been dropped at undergo at the texts of a restricted variety of famous medieval writers, corresponding to: Augustine, Isidore of Sevilla, Strabo, Scotus Erigena, Alcuin, Hugh and Richard of S. Victor, Honore of Autun, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas and Vincent of Beauvais. The writings of those authors have been released in huge sequence resembling Migne's Patrologia Latina, the three 1 L. Venturi, Storia della critica d'arte, Turin 1964 (1st ed. Brussels 1938); E. de Bruyne, Etudes d'Esthetique medievale, three vols, Bruges 1946; R. Assunto, l. a. critica d'arte nel pensiero medioevale, Milan 1961; id., Die Theorie des SchOnen im Mittelalter, Cologne 1963; E. F. van der Grinten, Enquiries into the historical past of artwork ancient Writing, Amsterdam 1952; L. Grassi, Costruzione della critica d'arte, Rome 1955; C. Barret, "Medieval paintings Criticism," The British magazine of Aesthetics five (1965), 25-36; Encyclopedia of worldwide paintings, vol.

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