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Ресторо д'Ареццо: художник и энциклопедист XIII века

Новое литературное обозрение. 2018. Т. 6. № 154. С. 131-140.

The article discusses the Composizione del mondo, the first cosmological encyclopedia in tuscanian vernacular, by Restoro d’Arezzo, ca. 1280. It is the only Restoro’s text surviving, but from it we know that he was also a practicing painter, probably a jeweler. Some passages, for instance, descriptions of painted and carved vases and of sarcophagi, show his acute esthetic attitude, prove the existence of a circle of amateurs of pagan antiquities. A textual analysis of these crucial passages allows to review some ideas, present in human sciences, about the birth of the modern, post-Renaissance, notion of the Art.