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By Philip Ursprung, Fiona Elliott

This leading edge examine of 2 of crucial artists of the 20th century hyperlinks the paintings practices of Allan Kaprow and Robert Smithson of their makes an attempt to check the bounds of art--both what it really is and the place it really is. Ursprung offers a cosmopolitan but obtainable research, putting the 2 artists firmly within the artwork global of the Nineteen Sixties in addition to within the paintings ancient discourse of the next many years. even if their practices have been rather diversified, they either prolonged the studio and gallery into barren region landscapes, deserted warehouses, business websites, educate stations, and different areas. Ursprung bolsters his argument with large archival learn and sociological and financial versions of growth and boundaries.

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I-3) and the Dominicans. The Florentine government and contributions from private citizens subsidized the commissioning of the Dominicans’ Santa Maria Novella (FIG. 14-6) around 1246. The large congregations these orders attracted necessitated the expansive scale of this church. Small oculi (round windows) and marble striping along RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY The Great Schism, Mendicant Orders, and Confraternities n 1305 the College of Cardinals (the collective body of all cardinals) elected a French pope, Clement V, who settled in Avignon.

These republics were constitutional oligarchies—governed by executive bodies, advisory councils, and special commissions. Other powerful 14th-century states included the Papal States, the Kingdom of Naples, and the Duchies of Milan, Modena, Ferrara, and Savoy. As their names indicate, these states were politically distinct from the republics, but all the states shared in the prosperity of the period. The sources of wealth varied from state to state. Italy’s port cities expanded maritime trade, whereas the economies of other cities depended on banking or the manufacture of arms or textiles.

The sources of wealth varied from state to state. Italy’s port cities expanded maritime trade, whereas the economies of other cities depended on banking or the manufacture of arms or textiles. The eruption of the Black Death (bubonic plague) in the late 1340s threatened this prosperity, however. Originating in China, the Black Death swept across the entire European continent. The most devastating natural disaster in European history, the plague killed between 25 and 50 percent of Europe’s population in about five years.

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