Anne Dunlop


On her book Painted Palaces: The Rise of Secular Art in Early Renaissance Italy

Cover Interview of August 18, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“The prehistory of modern painting as a secular art.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“It’s precisely the aesthetic or conceptual aspects of early art that art history as a discipline has tended to skate over or ignore.”

On the second:

“Pleasure was already central to visual culture at the beginning of the Renaissance.”