Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2268
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Rigaux , Dominique.
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  • Title: The Franciscan tertiaries at the convent of Sant'Anna at Foligno [The author considers a series of late-fourteenth-century and fifteenth-century "meal scene" frescoes as documents of Franciscan spirituality. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source URL: Gesta 31, 2 (1992): 92-98. Link Info target = '_blank'>Gesta 31, 2 (1992): 92-98. Link Info
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Foligno, Perugia, Italy- Santa Anna Monastery Franciscan Order- Tertiaries Giovanni di Corraduccio, Painter- Allegory of the Cross and Crucifixion
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. See the linked article in JSTOR to view these illustrations. Figure One Giovanni di Corraduccio, "Allegory of the Cross," ca. 1390, (Foligno, Sant‚ Anna, vestibule). Figure Two Giovanni di Corraduccio, "Crucifixion," ca. 1422-1427, (oratory). Figure Three detail of oratory Crucifixion. Figure Four Giovanni di Corraduccio (?), "Praying Saint and Angel," ca. 1422-1427, (oratory). Figure Five Detail of angel from "Praying Saint," (oratory). Figure Six Detail of "Saint Crowned by Two Angels," (oratory). Figure Seven "Last Supper," after 1430, (old refectory). Figure Eight Detail of table from "Christ in the House of Martha and Mary," after 1430, (old refectory). Figure Nine Detail from "St. Martha in her Kitchen," after 1430, (old refectory). Figure Ten "St. Martha in her Kitchen," ca. 1430, (old refectory).
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  • Abstract: The oratory and refectory of the convent of Sant'-Anna in Foligno contain a number of late fourteenth and fifteenth century frescoes that are important documents of Franciscan spirituality in a religious setting intended for women. Commissioned by and for tertiaries of the order of St. Francis during the time of the Blessed Angelina da Montegiove, the paintings include Giovanni di Corraduccio's Allegory of the Cross and Crucifixion, a praying female saint attributed to a follower of Giovanni, another female saint by an anonymous artist, and a Last Supper, Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, and St. Martha in her Kitchen, all also by an unknown local Umbrian painter. The frescoes, especially those that have meals and preparation of food as their subjects, were significant not only as eucharistic images, but also as commemorations of the quotidian lives of the members of this female community [Reproduced by permission of the International Center of Medieval Art.].
  • Author's Affiliation: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: Not Available
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