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Author Cannon, Joanna, 1951-

Title Margherita of Cortona and the Lorenzetti : Sienese art and the cult of a holy woman in medieval Tuscany / Joanna Cannon and André Vauchez
Published University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, [1999]


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Description xiv, 275 pages, 120 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
regular print
Contents Pt. I. Margherita and Cortona / Andre Vauchez. 1. Cortona in the Time of Margherita: Politics and Religion. 2. The Life and Cult of Margherita of Cortona -- Pt. II. "Ecclesia et Corpus Tumulatum" 3. The Churches of S. Basilio and S. Margherita. 4. The Burial Places of Margherita -- Pt. III. "Prima Era Tutta Dipinta": Reconstructing the Mural Decoration of S. Margherita. 5. The Testimony of Vasari. 6. The Fresco Fragments -- Pt. IV. "Dipinti Dall'Istesso Ambrogio"?: The Watercolor Copies, the Margherita Mural Cycle, and Trecento Painting. 7. Interpreting the Watercolor Copies. 8. Figure, Setting, and Narrative. 9. The Margherita Cycle and Sienese Hagiographical Narrative. 10. The Artist or Artists of the Margherita Cycle and the Lorenzetti -- Pt. V. "Fama Laudabilis Beate Sororis Margherite": Art in the Service of the Cult of Margherita. 11. The Panel Painting and the Funerary Monument. 12. The Mural Cycle: Overall Program and Arrangement
13. Margherita as Miracle Worker: The Choice of Scenes in the Mural Cycle and the Chapter of Miracles of the Legenda. 14. The Margherita of the Mural Cycle and the Margherita of the Legenda -- Conclusion: Art, Cult, and Canonization: The Case of Margherita of Cortona -- Afterword / Andre Vauchez -- App. I. Extracts from the Statuti Comunali di Cortona, 1325 -- App. II. The Eight Sets of Watercolor Copies of the Margherita Mural Cycle -- App. III. Summary Description and Reconstruction of the Original Location, Appearance, and Content of the Nineteen Recorded Scenes of the Margherita Mural Cycle
Summary "Margherita of Cortona and the Lorenzetti is a detailed interdisciplinary study that explores the role of art within the growth of the cult of civic saints in fourteenth-century Italy. It focuses on three versions of the story of Margherita of Cortona (d. 1297) narrated on a panel painting (c. 1300), in her tomb reliefs (c. 1318), and in the extensive fresco cycle that once decorated her burial church and whose design is here attributed to Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1335). These images present an intriguing contrast with the text of Margherita's Legenda, compiled by her Franciscan confessor, which primarily portrays the intensity of her spiritual life, her asceticism, and her visions."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348
Lorenzetti, Pietro, fl. 1320-1348
Margherita, da Cortona, Saint, 1247-1297 - Art
Mural painting and decoration, Italian - Italy - Cortona
Mural painting and decoration, Medieval - Italy - Cortona
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index. English
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Margherita, da Cortona, Saint, 1247-1297 -- Art.
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-approximately 1348.
Lorenzetti, Pietro, active 1320-1348.
Christian art and symbolism -- Italy -- Cortona.
Christian saints in art.
Lost works of art -- Italy -- Cortona.
Mural painting and decoration, Italian -- Italy -- Cortona.
Mural painting and decoration, Medieval -- Italy -- Cortona.
Author Vauchez, André.
LC no. 97048436
ISBN 0271017562 (alk. paper)