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By SallyJ. Cornelison

Tracing the historical past of St. Antoninus' cult and burial from the time of his loss of life in 1459 till his continues to be have been moved to their ultimate resting position in 1589, this interdisciplinary examine demonstrates that the saint's relic cult used to be a key part of Florence's sacred cityscape. The artworks created in his honor, in addition to the rituals practiced at his 15th- and sixteenth-century locations of burial, marketed Antoninus' saintly strength and personality to the folks who depended upon his intercessory talents to barter life's demanding situations. Drawing on a wealthy number of modern visible, literary, and archival resources, this quantity explores the ways that transferring political, familial, and ecclesiastical goals and agendas formed the ways that St. Antoninus' holiness used to be broadcast to people who visited his burial church. writer Sally Cornelison foregrounds the visible elegance of the St. Antoninus Chapel, which used to be designed, outfitted, and adorned by means of Medici courtroom artist Giambologna and his collaborators among 1579 and 1591. Her study sheds new mild at the artist, whose secular and mythological sculptures have bought way more scholarly realization than his spiritual works. Cornelison attracts on social and non secular background, patronage and gender experiences, and paintings historic and anthropological inquiries into the capabilities and meanings of pictures, relics, and formality functionality, to interpret how they activated St. Antoninus' burial websites and outlined them in ways in which held multivalent meanings for a huge viewers of audience and devotees. one of the items for which she offers visible and contextual analyses are a banner from the saint's first tomb, early published and painted pictures, and the sculptures, frescoes, panel work, and embroidered textiles made for the current St. Antoninus Chapel.

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