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By Anne Dunlop,Louise Bourdua

the increase of the mendicant orders within the later center a while coincided with speedy and dramatic shifts within the visible arts. The mendicants have been prolific consumers, hoping on artistic endeavors to tutor and galvanize their diversified lay congregations. church buildings and chapels have been outfitted, and new pictures and iconographies built to propagate mendicant cults. yet how may still the 2 phenomena be comparable? How a lot have been those orders actively chargeable for creative switch, and what kind of did they just take advantage of it? To discover those questions, paintings and the Augustinian Order in Early Renaissance Italy seems at artwork within the formative interval of the Augustinian Hermits, an order with a very tricky relation to paintings. As a primary precise research of visible tradition within the Augustinian order, this booklet could be a simple source, making to be had formerly inaccessible fabric, discussing either recognized and extra overlooked works of art, and fascinating with basic methodological questions for pre-modern artwork and church background, from the production of spiritual iconographies to the function of gender in art.

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