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  • Record Number: 14056
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Zuraw , Shelley E.
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  • Title: The Efficacious Madonna in Quattrocento Rome: Spirituality in the Service of Papal Power [depictions of Madonna and Child in Renaissance Rome are more stately and remote than those done contemporaneously in Florence; a partial explanation is the continuous Roman tradition of iconic painting tied to images ascribed to Saint Luke as painter; another factor is the formality of the papal court; contemporaneous Florentine paintings are more intimate because they are designed for families, even the most powerful households in the city; Florentine motifs can be found borrowed in Rome by the more adventurous artists].
  • Source: Visions of Holiness: Art and Devotion in Renaissance Italy.  Edited by Andrew Ladis and Shelley E. Zuraw.  Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2001.  Pages 101 - 121.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Antoniazzo Romano, Painter Art History- Painting Florence Luke, Evangelist and Saint as Painter Mary, Virgin, Saint and Child in Art Papacy Rome Rome- Church of Santa Maria del Popolo
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Six figures. Figure One Byzantine icon of the thirteenth or fourteenth century, "Madonna del Perpetuo Soccorso" (Rome, S. Alfonso). Figure Two Engraving of the high altar, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome. Figure Three Andrea dell'Aquila, "Madonna and Child," marble (Rome, Ospedale di Santo Spirito). Figure Four "Madonna and Child," marble, Roman, fifteenth century (Rome, Santa Cecilia in Trastevere). Figure Five "Madonna and Child," marble, fifteenth century, (Rome, Altar of the Sacristy Chapel, S. Pietro in Vincoli). Figure Six Workshop of Mino da Fiesole, "Tomb of Cardinal Pietro Ferrici," marble (Rome, Cloister of Santa Maria sopra Minerva).
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0915977400
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