A reflection on the reception of Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo’s Idea del Tempio della pittura
This article derives from my master’s dissertation, where I conducted a critical study and developed a partial commented translation to Portuguese of the late treatise by the Milanese painter Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo, Idea del Tempio della pittura, published in Milan, in 15902. In the dissertation, I proposed a reflection on the contemporaneity of the object of the historical investigation, namely the Idea del tempio, both in the sense of the researcher’s sensibility to the object of his analysis, a sensibility that reflects the urgency of his own time, and in the sense of possible connections that this treatise allows us to establish with contemporary critical positions in relation to the work of art. Hence, the goal of this article is to expose the analysis presented on my dissertation in a more concise way. I do not propose a definitive hypothesis about this issue. Nevertheless, it constitutes the beginning of a reflection about Lomazzo’s thought that I intend to continue pursuing.