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By Douglas N. Dow

targeting artists and architectural complexes which formerly have eluded scholarly recognition in English-language guides, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities within the Age of Reform examines via their paintings courses 3 diverse confraternal firms in Florence at a vital second of their histories. all the corporations that varieties the foundation for this learn oversaw renovations that incorporated ornamental courses established at the apostles. on the complicated of Ges? Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents the apostles of their roles as Christ?s disciples and proselytizers. on the oratory of the corporate of Santissima Annunziata a sequence of frescoes exhibits their martyrdoms, the bad fee the apostles paid for his or her undertaking and their religion. on the oratory of San Giovanni Battista detta dello Scalzo a sculptural application of the apostles stood for instance to every confratello of ways Christian piety had its roots in collective attempt. Douglas Dow exhibits that the emphasis at the apostles inside of those company teams demonstrates how the companies tailored current iconography to their very own reasons. He argues that their willful engagement with apostolic issues unearths the complicated interplay among those businesses and the church?s application of reform.

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