Le Tebaidi sono pitture murali e dipinti su tavola che conobbero una singolare fortuna nel Tre e nel Quattrocento. Si tratta di raffigurazioni in cui monaci, santi e asceti si muovono in un paesaggio dalle caratteristiche ricorrenti - un fiume cho lo attraversa e una variopinta e rigogliosa vegetazione. La nascita di tale iconografia e le ragioni della sua fortuna e diffusione sono materia di questo saggio, molto dettagliato e ricco di informazioni e riferimenti, corredato da numerose illustrazioni e da un'esauriente bibliografia.
Introduction -- The development of an urban monastery -- Benedictine decadence and the path to reform -- Badia patronage and the paradox of autonomy -- Architectural design as monastic reform -- Icon, symbol, and narrative at the Florentine Badia -- The Badia painters -- Epilogue. The Badia from the Renaissance to today.
Introduction -- Apprenticeship and early independence (to 1481) -- Rome and the first fruits of success (1482-86) -- Florence, Siena and the Medici (1487-90) -- Volterra (1490-92) -- Citta di Castello and Cortona (1493-98) -- Monteoliveto and the origins of the Orvieto Commission (1498-99) -- The Cappella Nova at Orvieto (1499-1504) -- Work in and from Cortona (1502-06) -- Siena, Rome and Rocca Contrada (1506-09) -- High hopes and local fame (1510-18) -- Last works and legacy (1519-23) -- Table -- Abbreviations -- Chronology.
This exhibition organizes the college experiences of Bernard Berenson and Mary Whitall Smith following a parallel structure that details their respective Academic Records, Intellectual Interests and Writings. The Cast of Characters includes thumbnail sketches of some of the main figures mentioned.
Introduction / Cinzia Maria Sicca and Louis A. Waldman -- Anglo-Florentine contacts in the age of Henry VIII: political and social contexts / Steven Gunn -- Pietro Torrigiani and his sculpture in Henrician England : sources and influences / Alan Phipps Darr -- Benedetto da Rovezzano in England and after : new research on the artist, his collaborators, and his family / Louis A. Waldman -- Benedetto da Rovezzano and the Altoviti in Florence : hypotheses and new interpretations for the church of Santi Apostoli / Benedetta Matucci -- Benedetto da Rovezzano in England : new light on the Cardinal Wolsey-Henry VIII tomb / Francesco Caglioti -- "142 life-size figures-- with the King on horseback" : Baccio Bandinelli's mausoleum for Henry VIII / Giancarlo Gentilini and Tommaso Mozzati -- From "Defender of the faith" to "Suppressor of the Pope" : visualizing the relationship of Henry VIII to the Medici Popes Leo X and Clement VII / Sheryl E. Reiss -- Craftsmen and courtiers : Italian military expertise at the court of Henry VIII / Maurice Howard -- Holbein, Antonio Toto, and the market for Italian painting in early Tudor England / Susan Foister -- Nonsuch, Henry VIII's Mirror for a prince : sources and interpretation / Martin Biddle -- Giorgio Vasari and the progress of Italian art in early sixteenth-century England / Cinzia Maria Sicca."Under the rule of Henry VII (r. 1485-1509) England became a powerful nation. The Tudor court sought to express its worldliness and political clout through major artistic commissions, employing Florentine sculptors and painters to create lavish new interiors, suitable for entertaining foreign dignitaries, for its royal palaces. These were exemplified by Henry VIII's palace of Nonsuch, so named because no other palace could match its magnificence. Italian sculpture, painting, and tapestries of the day reflected an interest in portraiture and dynastic monuments, epitomized in England by the royal tomb projects created by Baccio Bandinelli, Benedetto da Rovezzano, and Pietro Torrigiani. Generously illustrated throughout, The Anglo-Florentine Renaissance traces the artistic links between Medicean Florence and Tudor England through essays by an international team of scholars and explores how the language of Florentine art effectively expressed England's political aspirations and rose to prominence as a new international courtly style"--Provided by publisher.
List of illustrations -- Introduction -- Courtly lyric I. Simone Martini, French courtly lyric, and the vernacular -- Courtly lyric II. Sandro Botticelli and Poliziano : humanist learning and the vernacular -- Civic ritual I. Cardinal Orsini's paintings and Baccio Baldini's engravings of the Sibyls : humanist learning and vernacular drama -- Civic ritual II. Reconstructing the vernacular octaves with the prophecies of the twelve Sibyls -- Appendix. Cardinal Orsini's twelve Sibyls and their prophecies in vernacular octaves reconstructed.