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El ave del paraíso. Historia natural y alegoría

Book chapter (in Spanish) devoted to the allegorical uses of the bird of paradise in the early modern European context. Some references and sources are here introduced and discussed for the first time. José Ramón Marcaida, “El ave del paraíso. … Continue reading

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Natural history and visual culture in the age of Rubens – Museo del Prado (2014)

A few days ago I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held dream: to give a talk at the Prado Museum in Madrid, one of my favourite museums, whose collections I’ve studied for quite some time as historian of science … Continue reading

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Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance art and Arab science

Hans Belting, Florence and Baghdad: Renaissance art and Arab science (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011)

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