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Title :

Friends and relics at San Silvestro in Capite, Rome

Author :
WALLACE, William E. ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
This article relates the history of a little known Michelangelo project for a reliquary tabernacle in the church of S. Silvestro in Capite, Rome [1518]. A primary object of the essay is to explain the social dynamics contained in this history and to reveal the interplay of personal, political, and professional relations that are involved even in a minor undertaking by a major artist. Particularly important is the cast of characters involved [Piero Soderini, Michelangelo's patron, and Soderini's political enemies, the Medici] and the blurring of the boundaries of patronage, favor, and friendship. Ultimately the project is interesting for the view it provides of Michelangelo in a dense web of social relations at an unusually busy moment in the artist's career. ;
Pagination/Size :
9 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304A - 1400-1800 ; Architecture ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Architecture ; Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Italie ; Medici, famille ; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 ; Roma (ITA), S. Silvestro in Capite ; Soderini, Piero di Tommaso, 1452-1522 ; Tabernacle (édicule) ; 1500-1600 ; 1518 ;
Descriptors :
Architecture ; Commissions ; Italy ; Medici family ; Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564 ; Roma (ITA), S. Silvestro in Capite ; Soderini, Piero di Tommaso, 1452-1522 ; Tabernacles (architecture) ; 1500-1600 ; 1518 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
The Sixteenth century journal, 1999, 30, 2, summer
INIST identifier :
25009262 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0361-0160 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Truman State University Press, Kirksville, MO
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;