Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy by Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua

By Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua

the increase of the mendicant orders within the later center a long time coincided with speedy and dramatic shifts within the visible arts. The mendicants have been prolific consumers, hoping on works of art to teach and provoke their varied lay congregations. church buildings and chapels have been outfitted, and new photos and iconographies constructed to propagate mendicant cults. yet how may still the 2 phenomena be similar? How a lot have been those orders actively answerable for inventive switch, and what sort of did they just make the most of it? To discover those questions, artwork and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy appears to be like at paintings within the formative interval of the Augustinian Hermits, an order with a very tough relation to paintings. As a primary particular learn of visible tradition within the Augustinian order, this ebook may be a easy source, making on hand formerly inaccessible fabric, discussing either recognized and extra missed works of art, and fascinating with basic methodological questions for pre-modern paintings and church historical past, from the construction of non secular iconographies to the function of gender in art.

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