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

By Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua

the increase of the mendicant orders within the later center a while coincided with swift and dramatic shifts within the visible arts. The mendicants have been prolific buyers, counting on works of art to tutor and provoke their different lay congregations. church buildings and chapels have been equipped, and new photos and iconographies built to propagate mendicant cults. yet how should still the 2 phenomena be similar? How a lot have been those orders actively answerable for inventive switch, and what kind of did they only reap the benefits of it? To discover those questions, paintings and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy appears at paintings within the formative interval of the Augustinian Hermits, an order with a very tricky relation to paintings. As a primary particular research of visible tradition within the Augustinian order, this booklet could be a uncomplicated source, making on hand formerly inaccessible fabric, discussing either recognized and extra ignored works of art, and interesting with primary methodological questions for pre-modern artwork and church background, from the construction of spiritual iconographies to the function of gender in art.

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