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Title :

Family values : sculpture and the family in fifteenth-century Florence

Author :
JOHNSON, Geraldine A. ;
Conference :
Art, memory, and family in Renaissance Florence; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Revival is one element explaining the invention of new types of objects decorating family palaces, most obviously portrait busts, a type inspired by ancient models and the reading of Pliny. Another category is the half-length Marian relief. In addition to having intercessory or protective functions, Marian reliefs can be associated with the desire for fertility and interpreted as embodying ideal family values and providing behavioural models for mothers and wives. Family values can also be attached to portrait busts which perpetuated memory and provided exemplary images, creating a visual archive of dynastic ambition and achievement. Whereas Marian reliefs idealized notions of family sentiment and harmony, in their commemoration of individuals busts may be interpreted as embodying the tensions and complexities of family definition in the period - in the need to accommodate both individual and patrilineal identity. ;
Pagination/Size :
9 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Buste ; Famille ; Femmes ; Firenze (ITA) ; Généalogie ; Iconographie ; Italie ; Portrait ; Relief ; Sculpture ; Vierge: A l'enfant ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Busts ; Family ; Firenze (ITA) ; Genealogy ; Iconography ; Italy ; Mary, Virgin: And Child ; Portraits ; Relief sculpture ; Sculpture ; Women ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24986268 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521643007 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;