Art and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy by Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua PDF

By Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua

the increase of the mendicant orders within the later heart a while coincided with swift and dramatic shifts within the visible arts. The mendicants have been prolific buyers, counting on works of art to train and provoke their varied lay congregations. church buildings and chapels have been equipped, and new pictures and iconographies built to propagate mendicant cults. yet how should still the 2 phenomena be comparable? How a lot have been those orders actively answerable for creative switch, and what sort of did they only make the most of it? To discover those questions, artwork and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy seems to be at paintings within the formative interval of the Augustinian Hermits, an order with a very tough relation to artwork. As a primary certain research of visible tradition within the Augustinian order, this publication could be a easy source, making to be had formerly inaccessible fabric, discussing either recognized and extra ignored artistic endeavors, and fascinating with primary methodological questions for pre-modern artwork and church historical past, from the production of non secular iconographies to the position of gender in art.

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