The Usurer's Heart Giotto Enrico Scrovegni and the Arena Chapel in Padua (PDF)

The Usurer's Heart Giotto Enrico Scrovegni and the Arena Chapel in PaduaOem The authors show Of Magic and Mating New Canton Republic how this remarkable ensemble of paintings offers complex meanings meanings shaped by several interested parties patron confessor and painterThe Usurer's Heart pieces together newistorical evidence on the chapel's origins and describes the fresco program as in part an attempt to the Scrovegni on the chapel's origins and describes the fresco program as in part "AN ATTEMPT TO AMELIORATE THE SCROVEGNI IT INTERPRETS THE " attempt to ameliorate the Scrovegni It interprets the fresco program and the chapel's place in the eart of an ambitious and guilt ridden moneylend.

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At the turn of the fourteenth century Enrico Scrovegni constructed the most opulent palace that the city of Padua ad seen and The Confusion: Books Four & Five of The Baroque Cycle he engaged the great Florentine painter Giotto to decorate the walls ofis private chapel 1303 5 In that same decade painter Giotto to decorate the walls of Mismatch his private chapel 1303 5 In that same decade consigned Enrico's father a notorious usurer to the seventh circle ofell The frescoes rank with Dante's Divine Comedy as some of the great monuments of late medieval Italian culture and yet much about the fresco pr. Ogram is incompletely understoodMost traditional studies of the Arena Chapel ave examined the frescoes as individual compositions largely divorced from their original context almost of the Arena Chapel ave examined the frescoes as individual compositions largely divorced from their original context almost if they were panels detached from an altarpiece and ung on a museum wall for the viewing pleasure of the connoisseur Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona in contrast consider of the connoisseur Anne Derbes and Mark Sandona in contrast consider image as part of an intricate network of visual and theological associations comparable to that of Dante's ,

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