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date: 18 September 2020

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This chapter examines the reception of Greek and Roman art and architecture from the Middle Ages up to the twentieth century, with a focus on Italy, and the role played by artists and architects in this process. It first discusses the significance of the ruins of ancient monuments and the writings of Latin authors for the reception of ancient art during the Middle Ages. It then turns to the Renaissance, with reference to the interaction between humanists such as Poggio Bracciolini and artists such as Raphael. It also looks at the emergence in Rome of a classicist trend in painting inspired by Annibale Carracci during the first half of the seventeenth century. The chapter concludes by analyzing the significance of ancient art for modern artists in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Keywords: ancient monuments, Annibale Carracci, architects, architecture, art, artists, humanists, Italy, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Annibale Carracci

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