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    Art and miracle in Renaissance Tuscany

    Maniura, Robert (2018) Art and miracle in Renaissance Tuscany. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108551649.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 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.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Arts > History of Art
    Depositing User: Robert Maniura
    Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2019 08:14
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2019 08:14
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21086

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