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Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy Trinita Kennedy

Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

Trinita Kennedy

Published October 30th 2014
ISBN : 9781781300268
Hardcover
224 pages
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 About the Book 

Italy in the thirteenth century was transformed by two new religious orders, the Dominicans and the Franciscans. They created a tremendous demand for works of all kinds – painted altarpieces, crucifixes, fresco cycles, illuminated choir books, andMoreItaly in the thirteenth century was transformed by two new religious orders, the Dominicans and the Franciscans. They created a tremendous demand for works of all kinds – painted altarpieces, crucifixes, fresco cycles, illuminated choir books, and liturgical objects – to decorate their churches. The visual narratives they favoured are notable for their naturalistic treatment and the emphasis on expressive gestures to show human emotions, both of which were significant new developments in Italian art. This book is the first major study to examine the art of these rival religious orders together, exploring the ways in which they used art as propaganda to promote the charisma of their saints and to articulate their revolutionary concept of religious vocation.