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date: 01 October 2020

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This chapter examines the connoisseurship of Greek and Roman art and architecture, from the Roman Imperial period to Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Early Modern times, and the nineteenth century. It first looks at the chronology of artists ranging from painters to architects and important sources for the emergence of art history, such as Cicero’s description of the formal development of sculpture and painting from the fifth to the fourth centuries BCE and their contribution to naturalism. It then turns to authors and connoisseurs of the Roman Empire before concluding with a discussion of new methods in the attribution of works of art to ancient artists.

Keywords: architecture, art, art history, artists, attribution, connoisseurs, connoisseurship, Late Antiquity, Middle Ages, Roman Empire

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