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By Douglas N. Dow

concentrating on artists and architectural complexes which before have eluded scholarly cognizance in English-language courses, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities within the Age of Reform examines via their artwork courses 3 diverse confraternal businesses in Florence at a vital second of their histories. all of the enterprises that kinds the root for this research oversaw renovations that incorporated ornamental courses situated at the apostles. on the advanced of Ges? Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents the apostles of their roles as Christ?s disciples and proselytizers. on the oratory of the corporate of Santissima Annunziata a sequence of frescoes exhibits their martyrdoms, the bad fee the apostles paid for his or her project and their religion. on the oratory of San Giovanni Battista detta dello Scalzo a sculptural application of the apostles stood for instance to every confratello of the way Christian piety had its roots in collective attempt. Douglas Dow exhibits that the emphasis at the apostles inside those company teams demonstrates how the corporations tailored latest iconography to their very own reasons. He argues that their willful engagement with apostolic topics finds the complicated interplay among those firms and the church?s software of reform.

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