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The materiality of Luca della Robbia's glazed terracotta sculptures

Catherine Kupiec
Chapter One of the dissertation traces the development of a narrative of invention around Luca's glazed terracotta sculpture, showing how contemporary audiences conceived the medium as both novel and related  ...  It argues that Luca's engagement with color, relief, and reflectivity emphasized the materiality of his sculptures as tactile objects, placing them into productive tension with the illusionistic aims emerging  ...  However the will of Andrea della Robbia, made on September 4, 1522, does obliquely reference the family workshop's equipment for glazing, and it is therefore our most valuable document in this regard.  ... 
doi:10.7282/t3fj2k3s fatcat:piy3nro6t5hkjoh3zb46x5zwjq

Management of government archives in Italy

Gemma Torre
Therefore, the analysis is focused on the internal organisational structures where the two souls of archives - one administrative and one cultural - came to light.  ...  The research allowed the possibility to improve the management of archival structures starting from the strength of the national system, as the presence of a legislation with a good basis on the archival  ...  San Miniato (Pisa): Archilab. current phase of government bodies. Documentation can consequently be managed correctly then suitable for the historical phase.  ... 
doi:10.6092/imtlucca/e-theses/243 fatcat:b3dgg6z3orgojhmwocsh4p77m4

The Meanings of Duccio's Maestà: Architecture, Painting, Politics, and the Construction of Narrative Time in the Trecento Altarpieces for Siena Cathedral

Jessamyn Abigail Conrad
Duccio's Maestà, made between 1308 and 1311 for the high altar of Siena Cathedral, is one of the best-known works of medieval painting.  ...  Though generally characterized by scholars as a unifying event, the Feast was in fact a means of social control, regulated by the state, where participation was enforced by law and on point of fine, and  ...  Bowsky, "The Medieval Commune and Internal Violence: Police Power and Public Safety in Siena, 1287-1355," The American Historical Review 73, no. 1 (1967): 4. 93 For a good basic overview of the situation  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8pr7w07 fatcat:7k7eltsfhjdjlcoae7urj4sazy

Renaissance to Regent Street: Harold Rathbone and the Della Robbia Pottery of Birkenhead

JL Carroll
that Rathbone found a new source of inspiration for the sgraffito workshop at the Pottery.  ...  Rathbone's own engagement with Italy not only led to his response to the work of the quattrocento sculptor Luca della Robbia but also to the archaic sgraffito styles of Lombardia in Northern Italy; I propose  ...  about the proceedings.  ... 
doi:10.24377/ljmu.t.00007287 fatcat:thigx24gxfcetgqvnsxbzu2fvm

Depicting the Sound of Silence: Angel-Musicians in Trecento Sacred Art [article]

(:Unkn) Unknown, University, My, Elizabeth S. Bolman
Because the medieval Church evolved images and rituals based on the notion that angelic ministry was exemplary for human practice, I have organized my chapters around four key precepts of angelology: the  ...  This rupture between signification and idiom suggests that angel-musicians were more than passive symbols of "concelebration," the idea that angels and humans performed the liturgy in concert with one  ...  There is a contemporary image of the winged David in the moralized Bible BN MS lat. 11560. Psalm 139:8-9: "If I ascend up to heaven, thou art there…if I take the wings of the morning…."  ... 
doi:10.34944/dspace/2898 fatcat:7qfqyh6yarcljke6vthwyslvby


Nicole Logan
2013 unpublished
A century later, an ornate mosaic disc of green and white marble on the floor of San Miniato al Monte in Florence also displayed the symbols of the zodiac.  ...  In medieval Italy, the Labors of the Months are included in relief sculpture decorating the east portal of the Pisa Baptistery and the West portal of cathedral at Lucca (Fig. 52).  ... 

States of the imagination: kingship, class and ritual in early modern Florence

David Rosenthal
Despite implicit resistance, female groups were able to form and seize upon this model of artisan association because, on one hand, the disintegration of the camivalesque genre made the potenze model less  ...  It shows how the religious reform movement in Tridentine Italy vigorously opposed carnivalesque ritual, and that this, in tandem with a declining economy, had the effect of delegitimising the festive life  ...  And at all these jeste, one of the most persistent themes was that of peace and peace-making.  ... 
doi:10.4225/03/589aa2f66560d fatcat:wx5gxgzn3jhpvat7lylago5wiy

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Reti Medievali (A Cura Di), Redazione
di coloro che hanno contribuito al processo di peer review sono inseriti nell'elenco, costantemente aggiornato, leggibile all'indirizzo:  ...  Acts of the International Colloquium at the Danish Institute at Athens. September 26-29, 2002, Athens 2004, pp. 143-149; J.  ...  This was limited in comparison to that reflected in the huge fifth and sixth-century basilicas 81 , but nevertheless still persisted in the seventh and eighth centuries (as enhanced by the number of  ... 
doi:10.6092/1593-2214/410 fatcat:477ts3ddcnfftmo5cpnjr3au3y