Late Medieval Italian Art and its Contexts
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414 Pages

24 x 17 cm

22 colour, 71 b/w illus.

Series: Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

Series Vol. Number: 24

Imprint: Boydell Press

Late Medieval Italian Art and its Contexts

Essays in Honour of Professor Joanna Cannon

Edited by Donal Cooper and Beth Williamson

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Joanna Cannon's scholarship and teaching have helped shape the historical study of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian art; this essay collection by her former students is a tribute to her work.
The essays collected here form a tribute to Joanna Cannon, whose scholarship and teaching have done so much to shape the historical study of thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Italian art. Her teaching lies at the heart of this book, as its chapters are all written by those who gained their doctorates under her supervision. The reach of her interests and expertise is also reflected in its range of subjects. The book is unified by its concentration on Italian art, history, and material culture, spanning the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries; but within that scope the individual essays focus on an impressive variety of subjects, across many media, including panel painting, wall painting, architecture, sculpture, metalwork, manuscripts, and gilded glass. Ranging across Italy, from Bologna, to Siena, to Assisi, to Florence, they address key themes in the field, such as artistic patronage, sainthood and sanctity, the visual culture of the mendicant orders, devotional practice, and civic religion. Some essays bring fresh approaches to familiar material (Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Saint Nicholas panels, the frescoes in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico, Simone Martini's Holy Family), while others illuminate objects and images that are less well known (the central panel of the Santa Chiara triptych in Trieste, and the statue of Saint Francis in San Francesco in Siena). As a collection they combine to make an important contribution to the study of Early Italian art, seeking thereby to echo the extraordinary contribution of Joanna Cannon's own work to that field.
1. Introduction: Circling Giotto
Donal Cooper and Beth Williamson
2. Holy Wood / 'sacra tavola': Saint Dominic and the Memory of Miracles in Bologna
Jessica N. Richardson
3. The Sculpted Saint: A Statue of Saint Francis in Siena
John Renner
4. Guccio di Mannaia and the Concept of a 'Franciscan' Chalice
Glyn Davies
5. 'Speculum sine macula': The Trittico di Santa Chiara in Trieste as an Object of Clarissan Devotion
Michaela Zöschg
6. The Siena Connection: A Franciscan Provincial Minister between Tuscany and Assisi at the Dawn of the Trecento
Donal Cooper
7. Simone Martini's 'Treaty with the House of Santa Fiora' in Siena's Palazzo Pubblico: Its Date and Significance
Thomas De Wesselow
8. Crisis and Charity in Fourteenth-Century Florence: Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Saint Nicholas Panels for San Procolo
Janet Robson
9. Father of Light: Giotto and the Beatific Vision in the Baroncelli Chapel
Virginia Brilliant
10. Painter-Illuminator Workshops and the Church of San Giorgio a Ruballa: The Case of Bernardo Daddi and Pacino di Bonaguida
Bryan C. Keene
11. Patterns of Holiness: A Virgin Lactans in a Franciscan context
Beth Williamson
12. A New Angle on Simone Martini's Holy Family
James Alexander Cameron
13. Artistic Appropriation, Institutional Identity and Civic Religion in Fourteenth-Century Siena: The Byzantine Treasury of the Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala
Stefania Gerevini
14. Visual Religious Education in Late Medieval Florence: Zanobi Perini, the Leggenda di Santo Tobia, and the Misericordia
Federico Botana
15. Saints and Status in Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Florence
Sally J. Cornelison

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Publications by Joanna Cannon
Eowyn Kerr-Di Carlo and Imogen Tedbury
Index
Tabula Gratulatoria

Donal Cooper is Associate Professor in History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College. Recent work focuses on digital visualizations to reconstruct the historic aspects of Italian church interiors, and he is Co-Investigator on the Florence 4D mapping and modelling project.

Beth Williamson is Professor of Medieval Culture at the University of Bristol. She works on the religious culture of western Europe Christianity, with a focus on the forms and functions of religious imagery, and on religious belief and behaviour.

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Title Details

414 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

22 colour, 71 b/w illus.

Series: Boydell Studies in Medieval Art and Architecture

Series Vol. Number: 24

Imprint: Boydell Press