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Title :

The patronage of villa chapels and oratories near Florence : a typology of private religion

Author :
LILLIE, Amanda ;
Conference :
With and without the Medici : studies in Tuscan art and patronage 1434-1530; Aldershot; Brookfield, VT; Ashgate ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Shows how the villa itself could become an instrument of religious patronage, refuting the conventional view of the household chapel as merely an adjunct to a fundamentally secular institution. Draws attention to the fact that documentary and architectural evidence for chapels and their functions has been obscured by the changing designation of their sites and the mobility of sacred paraphernalia, such as portable altars. Develops a typology of villa chapels that places architecture, altarpieces and liturgical objects in the context of their religious function. In several examples the villa owner sought patronage of pre-existing local churches or chapels, suggesting an interrelation of family and ecclesiastical interests. The dominance of the Medici and their allies' activity in the better-documented cases is arguably attributable to their common status as wealthy patricians rather than an expression of their political supremacy. ;
Pagination/Size :
15 ill.; 2 plans ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Architecture rurale ; Chapelle ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italie ; Medici, famille ; Mobilier d'église ; Mécénat ; Objet liturgique ; Oratoire (édifice) ; Typologie (formelle) ; Villa ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Chapels ; Church furnishings ; Firenze (ITA) ; Italy ; Liturgical objects ; Medici family ; Oratories ; Patronage ; Rural architecture ; Typology (formal) ; Villas ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24944967 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 185928423X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ; UNITED STATES ;