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By Douglas N. Dow

concentrating on artists and architectural complexes which before have eluded scholarly realization in English-language courses, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities within the Age of Reform examines via their artwork courses 3 varied confraternal companies in Florence at a vital second of their histories. all of the enterprises that types the foundation for this examine oversaw renovations that integrated ornamental courses headquartered at the apostles. on the advanced of Ges? Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents the apostles of their roles as Christ?s disciples and proselytizers. on the oratory of the corporate of Santissima Annunziata a chain of frescoes indicates their martyrdoms, the negative fee the apostles paid for his or her venture and their religion. on the oratory of San Giovanni Battista detta dello Scalzo a sculptural software of the apostles stood as an instance to every confratello of ways Christian piety had its roots in collective attempt. Douglas Dow exhibits that the emphasis at the apostles inside those company teams demonstrates how the businesses tailored latest iconography to their very own reasons. He argues that their willful engagement with apostolic subject matters unearths the complicated interplay among those businesses and the church?s application of reform.

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