Étiqueté : Florence

Parution : Cristina Acidini et Elena Gurrieri, Florence through Renaissance Eyes, Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 2021

This book is the ideal companion to discover the ancient heart of Florence through the eyes of an exceptional witness: Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici (1392/93-1457), goldsmith and humanist, author of an extraordinary Codex that takes his name. In the Codex, Rustici describes and depicts religious and secular elements of the historic center of Florence around 1450. At the time, the city’s medieval urban fabric was being enriched with grandiose Renaissance monuments designed by Filippo Brunelleschi...

Parution : Nerida Newbigin, « Making a Play for God: The Sacre Rappresentazioni of Renaissance Florence », 2021

Playful pleasure or devout piety? Why did Florentines invest so much effort in the performance of sacre rappresentazioni, their dramatizations of the life of Christ and the saints, the history of Man’s Salvation from the Creation to the Last Judgement, Old and New Testament stories, and miracles of the Virgin? Drawing on manuscript and printed plays, confraternal and communal archives, chronicles and letters, this study explores in fine detail and with careful attention to chronology...

Conférence : « Dante 1481. The Comedia, illustrated by Botticelli », en ligne, 4 mai 2021

The 1481 edition of Dante’s La Comedia was printed in Florence by Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus. Produced in the first decades of new printing technology in Europe, this was also the first edition to emerge from the city of Dante’s birth. With engravings attributed to Baccio Baldini from designs by Sandro Botticelli, this ambitious book could potentially have been the first fully illustrated edition of the poem. Yet no more than the first 19 cantos have...

Parution : D. Dow, « Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform », Routledge, 2021

Focusing on artists and architectural complexes which until now have eluded scholarly attention in English-language publications, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform examines through their art programs three different confraternal organizations in Florence at a crucial moment in their histories. Each of the organizations that forms the basis for this study oversaw renovations that included decorative programs centered on the apostles. At the complex of Gesù Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents...

Exposition : « Con altra voce ritornerò poeta. Il ritratto di Dante del Bronzino », Florence, Certosa del Galluzzo, jusqu’au 31 décembre 2020

Ideata da Antonio Natali (già Direttore della Galleria degli Uffizi), con Alessandro Andreini, e organizzata sotto l’egida dell’Arcidiocesi di Firenze dalla Comunità di San Leolino, dall’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore e dall’Opera di Santa Croce, la mostra propone in esclusiva l’esposizione del Ritratto allegorico di Dante Alighieri, dipinto nel 1532-1533 dal Bronzino e proveniente da una collezione privata fiorentina. Il Ritratto allegorico di Dante campeggerà sul fondo della Pinacoteca della Certosa che sul lato sinistro ospita anche...

Parution : Allie Terry-Fritsch, Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence, Amsterdam University Press, 2020

Somaesthetic Experience and the Viewer in Medicean Florence. Renaissance Art and Political Persuasion, 1459-1580 Viewers in the Middle Ages and Renaissance were encouraged to forge connections between their physical and affective states when they experienced works of art. They believed that their bodies served a critical function in coming to know and make sense of the world around them, and intimately engaged themselves with works of art and architecture on a daily basis. This book examines...

Parution : S. Solum, Women, Patronage, and Salvation in Renaissance Florence. Lucrezia Tornabuoni and the Chapel of the Medici Palace, Routledge, 2020

Long obfuscated by modern definitions of historical evidence and art patronage, Lucrezia Tornabuoni de’ Medici’s impact on the visual world of her time comes to light in this book, the first full-length scholarly argument for a lay woman’s contributions to the visual arts of fifteenth-century Florence. This focused investigation of the Medici family’s domestic altarpiece, Filippo Lippi’s Adoration of the Christ Child, is broad in its ramifications. Mapping out the cultural network of gender, piety,...

Parution : Katherine Ludwig Jansen, Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy, Princeton University Press, 2020

Medieval Italian communes are known for their violence, feuds, and vendettas, yet beneath this tumult was a society preoccupied with peace. Peace and Penance in Late Medieval Italy is the first book to examine how civic peacemaking in the age of Dante was forged in the crucible of penitential religious practice. Focusing on Florence in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, an era known for violence and civil discord, Katherine Ludwig Jansen brilliantly illuminates how religious and political...

Conférence : Jonathan K. Nelson, « Ethiopian Christians in Florence: Filippino Lippi’s Adoration of the Magi and ‘Miracle of St Philip’ », en ligne, 12 novembre 2020

Thursday 12 November 2020 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ONLINE EVENT   This is a live online event. Please register for more details. The platform and log in details will be sent to attendees at least 48 hours before the event. Please note that registration closes 30 minutes before the event start time. If you have not received the log in details or have any further queries, please contact researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk. Fifteen-century Florentine paintings regularly include black...

Parution : Paula Nuttall, Geoffrey Nuttall and Michael Kwakkelstein, Filippino Lippi, Leyde, Brill, 2020

This volume presents fourteen papers originally delivered at the international conference Filippino Lippi: Beauty, Invention and Intelligence, at the Dutch University Institute (NIKI), Florence in 2017. Filippino (1457-1504), although one of the most original and gifted artists of the Florentine renaissance, has attracted less scholarly attention than his father Fra Filippo Lippi or his master Botticelli, and very little has been published on him in English. This book, authored by leading Renaissance art historians, covers diverse...

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