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  • Record Number: 14057
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Solberg , Gail E.
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  • Title: The "Madonna Avvocata" Icon at Orte and Geography [cities near Rome and in the papacy's political orbit imitated the processions and artistic styles of the Eternal City; Orte, however, was between Rome and Spoleto, with political ties to both; the "Madonna Avvocata" done by the Sienese painter Taddeo di Bartolo borrows from both the Roman "San Sisto Madonna" and an image in Spoleto that resembles the Byzantine depiction of Mary called the hagiosopitissa. The choice of Taddeo to paint this image reflects a deliberate choice of Orte's leaders to acknowledge both Roman and Umbrian influences on their city].
  • 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 122 - 135.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Intercession in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Orte, Viterbo, Italy Papacy Rome Spoleto, Perugia, Italy Taddeo di Bartolo, Painter- Madonna Avvocata Viterbo, Viterbo, Italy
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 12- 13- 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Five figures. Figure One Taddeo di Bartolo, "Madonna Avvocata" (Orte, Museo Diocesano). Figure Two "Redeemer" (Orte, Museo Diocesano). Figure Three San Sisto "Madonna Avvocata" (Rome, Santa Maria del Rosario, Monte Mario). Figure Four "Madonna Avvocata" (Spoleto, Duomo). Figure Five "Madonna Avvocata" (Sinai, Monastery of Saint Catherine).
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0915977400
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