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Visions of Paradise : Botticini's Palmieri Altarpiece (Paperback) (Jennifer Sliwka)

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Visions of Paradise showcases new scholarly research on the monumental Palmieri Altarpiece by Francesco Botticini (1446–1498). The painting, which depicts the Assumption of the Virgin, was made for the funerary chapel of the Florentine citizen Matteo Palmieri (1406–1475). Palmieri was a true “Renaissance Man”—an associate of the Medici and a humanist, whose career encompassed a variety of roles, as diplomat, poet, writer, and apothecary.In this book, Jennifer Sliwka uncovers new insights about the culture that produced this stunning altarpiece and the fascinating patron who commissioned it. In addition to its religious content, the altarpiece depicts a panoramic landscape that serves as a very early example of a “city portrait” of Florence; this accurate, detailed view, which includes Palmieri’s villa and farm, predates several of the earliest known maps of the city. Sliwka examines what the painting reflects about Florentine society and spiritual beliefs, and sheds light on aspects of the painting—including its authorship, date, theological significance, and original location—that are frequently questioned.
Visions of Paradise showcases new scholarly research on the monumental Palmieri Altarpiece by Francesco Botticini (1446?1498). The painting, which depicts the Assumption of the Virgin, was made for the funerary chapel of the Florentine citizen Matteo Palmieri (1406?1475). Palmieri was a man of diverse interests?a true ?Renaissance Man??whose talents led him to positions as a government employee, apothecary, writer, poet, and more.

In this book, Jennifer Sliwka uncovers new insights about the culture that produced this stunning altarpiece and the fascinating patron who commissioned it. In addition to its religious content, the altarpiece depicts a panoramic landscape that serves as a very early example of a ?city portrait? of Florence; this accurate, detailed view, which includes Palmieri?s villa and farm, predates several of the earliest known maps of the city. Sliwka examines what the painting reflects about Florentine society and spiritual beliefs, and sheds light on aspects of the painting?including its authorship, date, theological significance, and original location?that are frequently questioned.
Number of Pages: 111
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: European, History / Renaissance
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Jennifer Sliwka
Language: English
Street Date: January 19, 2016
TCIN: 26394354
UPC: 9781857095944
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0187
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