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Author Scanlan, Suzanne M., author

Title Divine and demonic imagery at Tor de'Specchi, 1400-1500 : religious women and art in fifteenth-century Rome / Suzanne M. Scanlan
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (219 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), facsimiles
Series Visual and material culture, 1300-1700
Visual and material culture, 1300-1700.
Contents List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: demonic and divine bodies -- 1. Sancticity on the threshold: liminality and corporeality at Tor de'Specchi -- 2. Painted visions and devotional practicies at Tor de'Specchi -- 3. Dining and discipline at Tor de'Specchi: the refectory as ritual space -- 4. The devil in the refectory: bodies imagined at Tor de'Specchi -- Epilogue: imagining the canonization of Francesca Romana -- Appendix: Statues of ordination for the Beata Francesca -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary In the fifteenth century, the Oblates of Santa Francesca Romana, a fledgling community of religious women in Rome, commissioned an impressive array of artwork for their newly acquired living quarters, the Tor de'Specchi. The imagery focused overwhelmingly on the sensual, corporeal nature of contemporary spirituality, populating the walls of the monastery with a highly naturalistic assortment of earthly, divine, and demonic figures. This book draws on art history, anthropology, and gender studies to explore the disciplinary and didactic role of the images, as well as their relationship to important papal projects at the Vatican
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Monastero delle Oblate di Santa Francesca Romana.
Kloster Santissima Annunziata a Tor de'Specchi Rom
Arts, Italian -- Italy -- Rome -- 15th century
Women -- Religious aspects.
Art and religion.
ART -- History -- General.
Art and religion.
Arts, Italian.
Women -- Religious aspects.
Italy -- Rome.
Santissima Annunziata a Tor de'Specchi Rom
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048534517