Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800

by Angela Hesson, Matthew Martin, Charles Zika

Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800
ISBN: 9781925432329
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781925432312
Pages: 256

This volume is published in conjunction with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, to coincide with an exhibition of the same title held at the National Gallery of Victoria. The essays gathered in this volume explore the manner in which visual and material culture from 1400 to 1800 developed the complex theme of love and gave it enumerable new emotional forms. While popular conceptions of love often focus on romance, this book explores through many depictions of love in paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings, as well as a selection of non-representational and functional objects, the emotion’s varied manifestations across the realms of human experience and exchange, including familial relationships, religious devotion, friendship, altruism, patriotism, narcissism, materialism and nostalgia.

Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria

About the Authors

Angela Hesson

Matthew Martin

Dr Matthew Martin held a position as an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Divinity from 2011-2018.

Matthew Martin is Curator of International Decorative Arts and Antiquities in the National Gallery of Victoria.  Holding degrees in Archaeology, Semitic philology and Art history, he was formerly Director of Studies at the Melbourne College of Divinity.

Charles Zika

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