Abstract

This article explores the intellectual foundations for the development of princely art collections, and of Italian picture galleries in particular, as spaces for combined physical and mental exercise and recreation. This study then establishes the relationship between the therapeutic function of picture galleries and the manner in which landscape paintings produced for princely collectors at this moment in Italy embodied ideals of both exercise and repose.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1935-0236
Print ISSN
0034-4338
Pages
pp. 1167-1207
Launched on MUSE
2008-12-24
Open Access
No
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