Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Book — xv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
1. Giuliano Guizzelmi: a lawyer of Prato--
2. The Guizzelmi chapel, the large crucifix and the eucharist--
3. The relic of the Virgin: the Holy Girdle--
4. The miraculous image of the Virgin: Santa Maria delle Carceri--
5. Guizzelmi's miracles: badges and prints--
6. Votive offerings: making oneself in wax--
7. Making miracles-- Conclusion.
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In this book, Robert Maniura explores the role and importance of the miraculous image in the art and devotional practices of Renaissance Italy. Using the records of Giuliano Guizzelmi, a Tuscan lawyer, he focuses on his stories of miracles of local shrines, including Santa Maria delle Carceri, a painting of the Virgin Mary on a wall of the town prison, and the relic of her belt in the Prato Cathedral. Guizzelmi's stories build a powerful picture of the visual culture of the period, involving images that were kissed, worn and applied to sick bodies in rituals of healing. They also place his devotional activity in the context of his everyday life. Moreover, the paintings of Guizzelmi's burial chapel also engage with contemporary pictorial conventions and show how his concerns can inform our understanding of contemporary art, notably the works of his late fifteenth-century contemporaries, Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Filippino Lippi. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9781108426848 20190114
New Haven, Connecticut : Yale University Press, 2018.
Book — 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
This study is the first to examine the relationship between art and violence in 15th-century Florence, exposing the underbelly of a period more often celebrated for enlightened and progressive ideas. Renaissance Florentines were constantly subjected to the sight of violence, whether in carefully staged rituals of execution or images of the suffering inflicted on Christ. There was nothing new in this culture of pain, unlike the aesthetic of violence that developed towards the end of the 15th century. It emerged in the work of artists such as Piero di Cosimo, Bertoldo di Giovanni, Antonio del Pollaiuolo, and the young Michelangelo. Inspired by the art of antiquity, they painted, engraved, and sculpted images of deadly battles, ultimately normalizing representations of brutal violence. Drawing on work in social and literary history, as well as art history, Scott Nethersole sheds light on the relationship between these Renaissance images, violence, and ideas of artistic invention and authorship. (source: Nielsen Book Data) 9780300233513 20180910