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Public Painting and Visual Culture in Early Republican Florence

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  • Author: George Bent, Washington and Lee University, Virginia
  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107139763

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  • Street corners, guild halls, government offices, and confraternity centers contained paintings that made the city of Florence a visual jewel at precisely the time of its emergence as an international cultural leader. This book considers the paintings that were made specifically for consideration by lay viewers, as well as the way they could have been interpreted by audiences who approached them with specific perspectives. Their belief in the power of images, their understanding of the persuasiveness of pictures, and their acceptance of the utterly vital role that art could play as a propagator of civic, corporate, and individual identity made lay viewers keenly aware of the paintings in their midst. Those pictures affirmed the piety of the people for whom they were made in an age of social and political upheaval, as the city experimented with an imperfect form of republicanism that often failed to adhere to its declared aspirations.

    • Considers works produced for common viewers during the proto-Renaissance period
    • Examines the potential responses of lay viewers to the images placed in their domain
    • Locates paintings produced in the public domain by placing them in their original settings
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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107139763
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 262 x 185 x 26 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • contains: 112 b/w illus. 68 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: public painting for common people in early republican Florence, 1282–1434
    1. Paintings in the streets: tabernacles, public devotion, and control
    2. Images of charity: confraternities, hospitals, and pictures for the destitute
    3. Art and the commune: politics, propaganda, and the bureaucratic state
    4. Pictures for merchants: the guilds, their paintings, and the struggle for power
    5. Public painting in sacred spaces: piers and pilasters in Florentine churches
    6. Murals for the masses: paintings on nave walls
    7. Masaccio's Trinity and the triumph of public painting for common people in early republican Florence.

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    George Bent, Washington and Lee University, Virginia
    George R. Bent is the Sydney Gause Childress Professor of the Arts at Washington and Lee University, Virginia, where he has taught in the Department of Art and Art History since 1993. A Fulbright scholar, Bent has written about the art of Lorenzo Monaco, Florentine art of the Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, and manuscript production in the fourteenth century.

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