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Author Maniura, Robert, author.

Title Art and miracle in renaissance Tuscany / Robert Maniura.

Published Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
©2018.

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 UniM Bail  709.45509024 MANI    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for UniM Bail on 07-12-2018.
Physical description xiv, 264 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-257) and index.
Summary 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 on a wall of the town prison, and the relic of her belt in the cathedral of Prato. 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.
Subject Art, Italian -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Art, Renaissance -- Italy -- Tuscany.
Miracles in art.
ISBN 9781108426848 (hardback)
1108426840 (hardback)