ISBN-10:
0754661792
ISBN-13:
9780754661795
Pub. Date:
02/28/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni / Edition 1

Altarpieces and Their Viewers in the Churches of Rome from Caravaggio to Guido Reni / Edition 1

by Pamela M. Jones

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ISBN-13: 9780754661795
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/2007
Series: Visual Culture in Early Modernity Series
Pages: 390
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Pamela M. Jones is Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA. She is the author of Federico Borromeo and the Ambrosiana and a co-curator of the exhibition Hope and Healing: Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The triumph of chastity and justice in Christian Rome: Tommaso Laureti's Martyrdom of Saint Susanna (ca 1595-97) in the church of S. Susanna; The place of poverty in Seicento Rome: bare feet, humility, and the pilgrimage of life in Caravaggio's Madonna of Loreto (ca 1605-06) in the church of S. Agostino; Serving the poor sick with humility from the lazzaretto of Milan to the hospitals of Rome: Andrea Commodi's S. Carlo Borromeo Venerating the Holy Nail (ca 1621-22) in the church of S. Carlo ai Catinari; From sin to salvation: Guercino's Penitent Magdalene (ca 1622) for the church of S. Maria Maddalena delle Convertite al Corso and the fight against prostitution; Leading pilgrims to paradise: Guido Reni's Holy Trinity (1625-26) in the church of SS. Trinitá dei Pellegrini e Convalescenti and the care of bodies and souls; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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