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Giovanni Da Rimini : Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (Paperback) (Anna Koopstra)

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This monograph celebrates the National Gallery’s 2015 acquisition of Giovanni da Rimini’s Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and Other Saints (c. 1300­–1305). The painting is a rare survival from the late Middle Ages, uniting the exquisite detail of late Byzantine icons with the new, more naturalistic and expressive style exemplified by the Florentine painter Giotto. Probably created for private contemplation and worship, the painting may be the left wing of a diptych, a theory that is examined here in relation to its assumed companion panel Scenes from the Life of Christ (from the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Palazzo Barberini, Rome). Significant new research explains its iconography, its devotional function, and the historical context in which it was created, while fresh technical analysis brings a greater understanding of the making and purpose of the panels and how they were originally displayed. 
 
Number of Pages: 64.0
Genre: Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Anna Koopstra
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 2017
TCIN: 52742070
UPC: 9781857096224
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7452

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