By Oliver J. Noble-Wood

A story Blazed via Heaven examines advancements within the illustration of the classical story of Mars, Venus, and Vulcan within the literature and portray of the Golden Age of Spain (c.1526-1681). Anchored in shut research of person basic texts, the 5 chapters that include this research verify how poets and painters breathed new existence into the story inherited from Homer, Ovid, and others, studying a few of the ways that the tale of Mars, Venus, and
Vulcan used to be disguised, constructed, increased, mocked, mixed with or performed off opposed to diverse topics, or another way converted which will pique the curiosity of successive generations of readers and audience. each one bankruptcy discusses what specific adjustments and shifts in emphasis demonstrate concerning the story itself,
specific renderings, the goals and intentions of person poets and painters, and the broader context of the literary and visible tradition of Early glossy Spain. Discussing more than a few poems through either canonical (Garcilaso de l. a. Vega, Luis de Góngora, Lope de Vega, etc.) and not more famous writers (Juan de los angeles Cueva, Alonso de Castillo Solórzano, Salvador Jacinto Polo de Medina, etc.), and culminating in distinctive exam of decide on mythological works by means of Philip IV's court docket painter, Diego
Velázquez, this booklet sheds gentle on questions on the subject of features of classical reception within the Renaissance, the increase of particular poetic types (epic, mock-epic, burlesque, etc.), the interaction among the sister arts of poetry and portray, and the continuous strategy of imitation and invention that was once one of
the defining good points of the Spanish Golden Age.

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