Andrew Chen: Mendicant Frameworks for Meaning and Experience
Domenico Ghirlandaio and workshop, Resurrection, 1490–1494. Berlin, Gemäldegalerie
How did mendicants experience pictures in their conventual churches? Examination of a selection of manuscripts that entered the libraries of mendicant convents in the Renaissance reveals the tenacity and relevance of older ideas about ways of seeing, the origins of art, beauty and ugliness, and the function of visual representation. This research seminar will focus on the question of the Renaissance experience of three altarpieces from 1490s Florence: the high altarpiece of Santa Maria Novella by Ghirlandaio, and the two side altarpieces at Santa Chiara by Perugino and Lorenzo di Credi. It will conclude with a consideration of implications for the notion of period eye.
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Andrew Chen is Research Fellow in History of Art at St John's College, Cambridge. From 2013 to 2015, he was a predoctoral fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. He is the author of the recently published book Flagellant Confraternities and Italian Art, 1260–1610: Ritual and Experience (Amsterdam University Press).
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31 ottobre 2018, ore 14:30
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