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Paragone
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Paragone (Italian; “comparison”, “contrast”; from the Greek agṓn, “contest”) in art history is the term for the contest among the fine arts that was informed by Humanism. On the one hand, the term denotes the rivalry between art, literature (especially poetry), and music, and on the other the contest for primacy among the various forms of art themselves that took account of their di…

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Lehmann, Doris, “Paragone”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025256>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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