Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: Hail Most Saintly Lady: Change and Continuity in Marian Altarpieces [The author analyzes two Sienese altarpieces in detail with comparisons to Florentine and Paduan altarpieces].
  • Source: Siena, Florence, and Padua: Art, Society, and Religion, 1280-1400. Volume II: Case Studies.  Edited by Diana Norman.  Yale University Press in association with The Open University, 1995.  Pages 194 - 215.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Altarpieces Art History- Painting Lorenzetti, Pietro, Painter- Virgin and Child with Saints (Arezzo Polyptych) Mary, Virgin, Saint and Child in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint- Assumption in Art Taddeo di Bartolo, Painter- Virgin of the Assumption and Saints in M
  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 14
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  • Primary Evidence: Painting; 1) Arezzo, Pieve, high altar, Pietro Lorenzetti, "The Virgin and Child with Saints" (the Arezzo Polyptych), 1320, tempera on panel.2) Montepulciano, Duomo, high altar, Taddeo di Bartolo, "The Virgin of the Assumption and Saints," circa 1394-1401, tempera
  • Illustrations: Twenty-five figures. Figure One Taddeo di Bartolo, Saint Thaddeus, detail of The Virgin of the Assumption with Apostles. Figure Two Pietro Lorenzetti, The Virgin and Child with Saints, the "Arezzo polyptych," 1320 (Arezzo, Pieve, high altar). Figure Three Taddeo di Bartolo, The Virgin of the Assumption and Saints, circa 1394-1401 (Montepulciano, Duomo, high altar). Figure Four Simone Martini, The Virgin and Child with Saints, the "Santa Caterina polyptych," 1319 (Pisa, Museo Nazionale di San Martino). Figure Five Pietro Lorenzetti, The Annunciation, detail of the Arezzo polyptych. Figure Six Taddeo di Bartolo, The Virgin of the Assumption with Apostles, detail of The Virgin of the Assumption. Figure Seven Sassetta, A Miracle of the Sacrament, circa 1430 (Durham, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum). Figure Eight Taddeo di Bartolo, Saint Antilla, detail of right-hand panel of The Virgin of the Assumption. Figure Nine Taddeo di Bartolo, The Last Supper, lower predella panel of The Virgin of the Assumption. Figure Ten Duccio, The Last Supper, rear face of the Maestà, circa 1308-1311 (Siena, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Eleven Reconstruction by Norman Muller of Bartolommeo Bulgarini, The Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds with Saints, the "Saint Victor altarpiece," formerly over the altar of Saint Victor, Duomo, Siena, circa 1350. Figure Twelve Pietro Lorenzetti, The Birth of the Virgin, formerly over the altar of Saint Sabinus, Duomo, Siena, 1342 (Siena, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo). Figure Thirteen Pietro Lorenzetti, The Washing of the Feet, circa 1315-1319 (Assisi, San Francesco, Lower Church, south transept, fresco). Figure Fourteen Lippo Memmi, The Virgin of the Assumption, circa 1330 (Munich, Alte Pinakothek). Figure Fifteen Bartolommeo Bulgarini, The Virgin of the Assumption with Saint Thomas, formerly in the hospital church of Santa Maria della Scala, Siena, 1360s (Siena, Pinacoteca). Figure Sixteen Paolo di Giovanni Fei, The Birth of the Virgin with Saints, formerly in the church of San Maurizio, Siena, 1391 (Siena, Pinacoteca). Figure Seventeen Photomontage by Gaudenz Freuler of Bartolo di Fredi, The Coronation of the Virgin with Scenes from the Life of the Virgin, formerly in San Francesco, Montalcino, 1388. Figure Eighteen Photomontage by Jill Dunkerton of Jacopo di Cione, The Coronation of the Virgin with Saints, the "San Pier Maggiore altarpiece," formerly over the high altar of San Pier Maggiore, Florence, 1370-1371. Figure Nineteen Jacopo di Cione, Saints, left-hand side panel of the San PIer Maggiore altarpiece, 1370-1371 (London, National Gallery). Figure Twenty Guariento, The Coronation of the Virgin with Scenes from the Life of Christ, formerly in San Martino, Piove di Sacco, 1344 (Pasadena, Norton Simon Foundation). Figure Twenty-One Photomontage by John White of Guariento, The Coronation of the Virgin polyptych. Figure Twenty-Two Paolo Veneziano, The Coronation of the Virgin with Scenes from the Life of Christ, formerly in the church of Santa Chiara, Venice, circa 1350 (Venice, Accademia). Figure Twenty-Three Giusto de'Menabuoi, The Virgin and Child with Scenes from the Life of Saint John the Baptist, 1370s (Padua, Baptistery). Figure Twenty-Four Giusto de'Menabuoi, The Creation of Adam and Eve, 1370s (Padua, drum of the Baptistery, fresco). Figure Twenty-Five Taddeo di Bartolo, The Creation of Adam, upper predella of The Virgin of the Assumption.
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0300061269
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