Parution : Antonia Fondaras, « Augustinian Art and Meditation in Renaissance Florence – The Choir Altarpieces of Santo Spirito 1480-1510 », Leyde, Brill, 2020

Parution: « Augustinian Art and Meditation in Renaissance Florence – The Choir Altarpieces of Santo Spirito 1480-1510 » écrit par Antonia Fondaras, Brill, parution le 23 janvier 2020

Présentation:

In The Choir Altarpieces of Santo Spirito, 1480-1510, Antonia Fondaras reunites the fifteenth-century altarpieces painted by Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Filippino Lippi, and other masters for the choir of the Augustinian church of Santo Spirito in Florence. Departing from a conventional focus on artist and patron, the author illuminates the engagement of the Augustinian Hermit friars with the composition and iconography of these pictures, and discusses how they were used to fashion the choir into a space suited to the friars’ institutional and spiritual ideals. Fondaras includes a close reading of the choir’s most compelling and original altarpieces, which were grounded in the writings of Augustine and provided a focal point for the friars’ sophisticated meditative practices.

Auteur: Antonia Fondaras, Ph.D. (2011), University of Maryland, is an independent scholar. She has previously published the article, “Our Mother the Holy Wisdom of God: Nursing in Botticelli’s Bardi Altarpiece” ( Storia dell’Arte, 2005).

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