Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the by Douglas N. Dow

By Douglas N. Dow

targeting artists and architectural complexes which in the past have eluded scholarly realization in English-language courses, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities within the Age of Reform examines via their paintings courses 3 varied confraternal agencies in Florence at a very important second of their histories. all of the corporations that varieties the root for this learn oversaw renovations that incorporated ornamental courses headquartered at the apostles. on the advanced of Ges? Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents the apostles of their roles as Christ?s disciples and proselytizers. on the oratory of the corporate of Santissima Annunziata a sequence of frescoes exhibits their martyrdoms, the negative rate the apostles paid for his or her challenge and their religion. on the oratory of San Giovanni Battista detta dello Scalzo a sculptural software of the apostles stood for example to every confratello of the way Christian piety had its roots in collective attempt. Douglas Dow indicates that the emphasis at the apostles inside those company teams demonstrates how the firms tailored latest iconography to their very own reasons. He argues that their willful engagement with apostolic issues finds the advanced interplay among those enterprises and the church?s application of reform.

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