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The Sinister Side: How Left-Right Symbolism Shaped Western Art

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The Sinister Side is the first book to detail the richness and subtlety of left-right symbolism since the Renaissance, and to show how it was a catalyst for some of the greatest works of visual art from Leonardo and Michelangelo to Rembrandt and Picasso. Traditionally, the left side was regarded as evil, weak, and worldly, but with the Renaissance, artists began to represent the left side as the side that represented authentic human feelings and especially love. Writers including Lorenzo de' Medici, Michelangelo, and ...

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The Sinister Side: How Left-Right Symbolism Shaped Western Art
2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199230860

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