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The Madonna of Humility : Development, Dissemination and Reception, c.1340-1400

Williamson, Beth

Editorial: Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2009
ISBN 10: 1843834197 / ISBN 13: 9781843834199
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Título: The Madonna of Humility : Development, ...

Editorial: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Año de publicación: 2009

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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The image of the `Madonna of Humility', the Virgin and Child seated on the ground, is widespread in European art, yet it remains mysterious. This book provides a detailed and accessible investigation and explication of the theme's multiple significances, and of other associated images (including the Virgin suckling the Child, the Woman of the Apocalypse and the Virgin Annunciate). It takes issue with the orthodox view of the origins of the image lying in t he work of Simone Martini at Avignon, suggesting a longer process of development, with a key role for manuscript illumination in Metz. Subsequent chapters pursue the assimilation, appropriation, and adjustment of the image in a nu mber of regions across Europe, challenging the simplistic idea of unequivocal iconographic meaning determined solely by the context of the image's genesis. The book argues for an essential fluidity and negotiability of meaning in the visual arts, challenging the very idea of unitary and unequivocal iconographic readings; and its examination of the multi-layered functions of the image in different contexts and different regions provides not just an iconogra phical case-study, but a cultural history of a devotional resource with Europe-wide implications Dr BETH WILLIAMSON teaches in the Department of Art History, University of Bristol. N° de ref. de la librería 6860

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