Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13846
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gardner , Julian.
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  • Title: Nuns and Altarpieces: Agendas for Research [the author examines a group of late thirteenth-century paintings from Italian nunneries and a group of fourteenth-century convent altarpieces, mostly from Florence; he then considers the social, cultural, and physical conditions in which these artworks were created and viewed; he concludes by asking what kind of control did the nuns have over artworks that were commissioned through middlemen and, for that matter, did the nuns even see the altarpieces located beyond the grills required by "clausura"].
  • Source: Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana 30, ( 1995): Pages 27 - 57.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Art History- Painting Monastic Enclosure Monasticism Nuns Patronage, Artistic Patronage, Ecclesiastical Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 13- 14
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  • Illustrations: Thirty-six illustrations. Figure One Tomb-slab of Fra Munio de Zamora O.P. (ob. 1300) (Rome, Santa Sabina). Figure Two Crucifix from S. Sisto Vecchio (Rome, Collegio Angelico). Figure Three Kneeling Dominican Friars and Nuns, detail of Figure Two) (Rome, Collegio Angelico). Figure Four Giunta Pisano, Crucifix (Bologna, San Domenico). Figure Five Saint Clare and scenes from her life (Assisi, Santa Chiara). Figure Six Crucifix (Assisi, Santa Chiara). Figure Seven Vigoroso da Siena, Polyptych from Santa Giuliana (Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria). Figure Eight Interior and apse (Perugia, Santa Giuliana). Figure Nine Domenico di Bartolo, Polyptych (1438) from Santa Giuliana (Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria). Figure Ten Paolo Veneziano, Coronation of the Virgin (Venice, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Eleven Paolo Veneziano, Scene from the Life of Saint Clare, detail of Figure 10) (Venice, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Twelve Giotto di Bondone, Polyptych, Detail, Coronation of the Virgin (Florence, Santa Croce). Figure Thirteen Jacopo di Cione, Polyptych from San Piero Maggiore, Central section (London, National Gallery). Figure Fourteen Jacopo di Cione, Coronation of the Virgin, detail of Figure 13 (London, National Gallery). Figure Fifteen Jacopo di Cione, Liberation of Saint Peter (Predella of the San Piero Maggiore polyptych, Philadelphia, John G. Johnson Collection). Figure Sixteen Jacopo di Cione, Pentecost (from the San Piero Maggiore polyptych, London, National Gallery). Figure Seventeen Left wing of the San Piero Maggiore polyptych, detail of Figure 13 (London, National Gallery). Figure Eighteen Tomb of Beata Chiara Ubaldini (London, Victoria and Albert Museum). Figure Nineteen Polyptych from Santa Maria di Monticelli (1383) (Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Twenty Sarcophagus of Beato Egidio (Perugia, Oratoria di San Bernardino). Figure Twenty-One Taddeo di Bartolo, Saint Francis and Saints (Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria). Figure Twenty-Two High altar (1304) (Sansepolcro, San Francesco). Figure Twenty-Three Sassetta, Saint Francis in Glory and Saints (Florence, Harvard Center for Renaissance Studies). Figure Twenty-Four Guido da Siena, Christ and the Virgin Enthroned (Siena, Santa Chiara). Figure Twenty-Five Niccolò di Pietro Gerini, Spinello Aretino, and Lorenzo di Niccolò, Polyptych from Santa Felicità (1401) (Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Twenty-Six Cappella San Tarasio (Venice, San Zaccaria). Figure Twenty-Seven Antonia Vivarini and Giovanni d'Allemagna, Polyptych (Cappella San Tarasio, Venice, San Zaccaria). Figure Twenty-Eight Lippo Vanni, Triptych (1358) (Rome, Collegio Angelico). Figure Twenty-Nine Duccio de Buoninsegna, Triptych (London, National Gallery). Figure Thirty Interior with western gallery of Santa Maria di Donnaregina, Naples. Figure Thirty-One High altar (Naples, Santa Chiara). Figure Thirty-Two High altar and grille to Nuns' Choir (Naples, Santa Chiara). Figure Thirty-Three Andrea di Bonaiuto, Saint Thomas Aquinas in Glory (Florence, Chapterhouse of Santa Maria Novella). Figure Thirty-Four Pacino di Bonaguida, Lignum Vitae (Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Thirty-Five Giovanna da Milano, Pietà (Florence, Galleria dell'Accademia). Figure Thirty-Six Gian Domenico Tiepolo, A Punch and Judy Performance in a Nunnery.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 09407855
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