Mary Caponegro's latest exploration of narrative possibilities takes as a point of departure five arresting images from Italian art and culture: a Verrocchio painting, an Etruscan tomb, a Roman mosaic, a Renaissance manuscript and a Tombola board - five images that give rise to voices haunted by desire, doubt and death. Within these fictional meditations on Antiquity, the Renaissance, and contemporary life, she creates a tension between spirituality and materiality, between nature and culture, leveling artifice to blood and ...

Five Doubts 1998, Marsilio Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781568860596

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