Title :

Due 'Marsia' nel giardino di via Larga : la ricezione del decor dell'antichità romana nella collezione medicea di sculture antiche

Author :
OSANO, Shigetoshi ;
Publication year :
Language :
Italian ;
Abstract :
Attempts to demonstrate that the ancient Roman mode of displaying sculptural collections in townhouses and villas might have served as a model for three generations of the Medici family, from Cosimo the Elder to Lorenzo the Magnificent. According to the Medicean inventory of 1492, the three marble portrait busts which Mino da Fiesole made for Piero de'Medici, his wife Lucrezia Tornabuoni, and his brother Giovanni di Cosimo de'Medici were placed above the doorway of the Medici Palace in Via Larga (Florence). It has been recently argued that such a mode of display came directly from the decorative usage of sculpture diffused among the ancient Romans, based on passages of Pliny's Natural History (XXXV, 6 & 7). In particular, dealing with two statues of hanging Marsyas displayed as pendents in the garden of the same Palace, argues that the Medici were inspired by antique Roman figurative examples or literary sources to display them in this manner. As for the Roman decor, a most important concept for collectors and those concerned witih sculptural display, it is exemplarily illustrated by Cicero's letters to his friend Atticus. Concludes that his discussion of decor may have been transmitted to the Medici by Poggio Bracciolini, who certainly had read the Ciceronian correspondence himself and had copied it for Cosimo the Elder. ;
Pagination/Size :
20 ill. (1 col.) ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Antique (art) ; Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459 ; Buste ; Cicéron, 106-43 av. J.C. ; Collection ; Collectionneurs ; Collections ; Ecrits ; Firenze (ITA), Palazzo Medici-Riccardi ; Iconographie ; Influence ; Italie ; Marsyas ; Medici, famille ; Mino da Fiesole, v.1430-1484 ; Naturalis historia ; Pline l'Ancien (Caius Plinius Secundus), v.23-79 ap. J.C. ; Présentation ; Sculpture ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Ancient ; Bracciolini, Poggio, 1380-1459 ; Busts ; Cicero, 106-43 B.C. ; Collection ; Collections ; Collectors ; Display techniques ; Firenze (ITA), Palazzo Medici-Riccardi ; Iconography ; Influence ; Italy ; Marsyas ; Medici family ; Mino da Fiesole, ca.1430-1484 ; Naturalis historia ; Pliny the Elder (Caius Plinius Secundus), ca.23-79 A.D. ; Sculpture ; Writings ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Artibus et historiae, 1996, 17, 34
INIST identifier :
24998403 ;
ISSN 0391-9064 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
IRSA, Wien
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