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How Fra Angelico and Signorelli saw the end of the world

Author: Creighton Gilbert; Luca Signorelli
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World examines every element in the Cappella Nuova's architecture and complex decoration, which not only represents the coming of the Antichrist, the end of the world, and the Last Judgment but also, on a high dado, features portraits of Dante and other poets, scenes from their texts, and sinuous grotesque ornament. Although Dante's likeness has long been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Luca Signorelli; Luca Signorelli; Angelico, fra; Luca Signorelli; Luca Signorelli; Luca Signorelli; Luca Signorelli; Angelico, fra; Angelico, fra; Luca Signorelli; Luca / Das jüngste Gericht Signorelli; Angelico, Fra.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Creighton Gilbert; Luca Signorelli
ISBN: 0271021403 9780271021409
OCLC Number: 46538533
Description: xix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. The Place as a Precondition --
Ch. 2. Planning the Frescoes --
Ch. 3. Intermission, 1448-1499 --
Ch. 4. Signorelli Paints the Inner Bay --
Ch. 5. The Imagery of the Outer Bay.
Responsibility: Creighton Gilbert.
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"How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World examines every element in the Cappella Nuova's architecture and complex decoration, which not only represents the coming of the Antichrist, the end of the world, and the Last Judgment but also, on a high dado, features portraits of Dante and other poets, scenes from their texts, and sinuous grotesque ornament. Although Dante's likeness has long been recognized, Creighton Gilbert is the first scholar to establish that his great epic, The Divine Comedy, exerted a profound influence on the Chapel's iconographic program."--Jacket.

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