The Forest Around the Fir Tree: Looking for Marcantonio Raimondi's Art
Marcantonio Raimondi's career is here considered as a record of a distinctively Renaissance hunger for imagery, on the part of the literate as well as the illiterate, a taste that did not demand autograph work and yet was very attentive to the decisions made by artists about which subjects to portray and how to present them. Marcantonio's contribution is described less in terms of having made Raphael's work known widely, and more as having made engraving into an established art form: collectible, discussable, debatable. His innovative technique yielded, it is argued, images of deliberately impersonal style, an accomplishment obscured by the ensuing emphasis on maniera.
Art and Art History
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Emison, P. A. “The Forest Around the Fir Tree: Looking for Marcantonio Raimondi’s Art,” Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 92.2, 2016, 1-24.