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Title :

Giovanni Benci's patronage of the nunnery, Le Murate

Author :
HOLMES, Megan ;
Conference :
Art, memory, and family in Renaissance Florence; Cambridge; Cambridge University Press ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Benci first became a patron of the observant convent of SS. Annunziata delle Murate in 1439. Among other objects, he supplied the convent church with the altarpiece for its high altar, the Annunciation painted by Fra Filippo Lippi (now Munich, Alte Pinakothek). The Benci were a minor patrician family, and Giovanni's patronage of Le Murate was bound up with his desire to increase his status and that of his lineage. Demonstrates that he took as his model his protector, Cosimo de'Medici, who was also patronizing observant orders and the artist Fra Filippo Lippi. Through his patronage of the convent, Benci not only secured the perpetuation of his memory and that of his family with the aid of the cloistered nuns' prayers, but, in the altarpiece, he also gave that memory public visibility and legibility in a selected style of representation. ;
Pagination/Size :
9 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Benci, Giovanni, 1394-1455 ; Couvent ; Famille ; Firenze (ITA), Le Murate (abbaye bénédictine) ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Italie ; Lippi, Filippo, v.1406-1469 ; Mécénat ; Mémoire ; München (DEU), Alte Pinakothek ; Peinture ; Retable ; Retable de l'Annonciation ; Vierge: Annonciation ;
Descriptors :
Altarpieces ; Annunciation Altarpiece ; Architecture ; Benci, Giovanni, 1394-1455 ; Christian iconography ; Convents ; Family ; Firenze (ITA), Le Murate (Benedictine convent) ; Iconography ; Italy ; Lippi, Filippo, ca.1406-1469 ; Mary, Virgin: Annunciation ; Memory ; München (DEU), Alte Pinakothek ; Painting ; Patronage ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24986263 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0521643007 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;