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Title :

Piero della Francesca : committenza e pittura nella chiesa di S. Francesco ad Arezzo, con nuovi documenti inediti

Authors :
BECK, James ; COTTIGNOLI, Alberto ; RENZI, Giulio ; TINTORI, Leonetto ;
Publication year :
2000
Language :
Italian ;
Abstract :
Presents and analyzes previously unpublished 15th-c. documents and other historical evidence on the mural decoration by Bicci di Lorenzo and Piero della Francesca of the Cappella maggiore in the church of S. Francesco, Arezzo. The documents show that Francesco Bacci commissioned Bicci di Lorenzo for the decoration, and that his ceiling fresco was begun in 1447. They also reveal that by 1547 Piero had begun his cycle, the Legend of the True Cross, with the Jeremiah and Death of Adam, and that the work was completed for the Bacci family by 1466. On the basis of the new evidence, presents a revised chronology for the phases of the cycle and discusses other related works in Piero's oeuvre. Includes an essay ('Piero della Francesca: un 'peregrinaggio' storico-artistico') by J. Beck, on Piero's life, art, cultural interests, and on the True Cross cycle and its interpretation. Appendix essays by G. Renzi ('Una Croce francescana: muta praedicactio') on the mid-13th-c. painted Crucifix in S. Francesco, Arezzo; and by A. Cottignoli ('La Vera Croce, per capire le incongruenze della Leggenda') on the significance of the numerous pictorial 'mistakes' in the cycle. Appendix: documents, 1411-1486. ;
Pagination/Size :
254 ; 254 p., 1 fold. l. of pl.; ill. (some col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304C01 - 1400-1800 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Arezzo (ITA), S. Francesco ; Bacci, famille, 15e s. ; Bacci, Francesco, m.1479 ; Bicci di Lorenzo, 1368-1452 ; Crucifix ; Documents ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Italie ; Légende de la Vraie Croix ; Mécénat ; Peinture murale ; Peinture sur panneau ; Piero della Francesca, v.1420-1492 ; Vraie Croix ; 1200-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Arezzo (ITA), S. Francesco ; Bacci family, 15th c. ; Bacci, Francesco, d.1479 ; Bicci di Lorenzo, 1368-1452 ; Christian iconography ; Crucifix ; Crucifixes ; Documents ; Iconography ; Italy ; Legend of the True Cross ; Mural painting ; Panel painting ; Patronage ; Piero della Francesca, ca.1420-1492 ; True Cross ; 1200-1500 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24927690 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Lalli, Poggibonsi
Publisher country :
ITALY ;