Divine and Demonic Imagery at Tor de'Specchi, 1400-1500

Religious Women and Art in 15th-Century Rome

Suzanne M. Scanlan

Divine and Demonic Imagery at Tor de'Specchi, 1400-1500

Suzanne M. Scanlan

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

276 pages | 25 color plates, 61 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2018
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9789462983991 Will Publish February 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book offers the first English-language examination of art commissioned by religious women in fifteenth-century Rome. Detailed photographs show readers the impressive array of  paintings commissioned by oblates for their living quarters, Tor de’Specchi. The book focuses primarily on the sensual and corporeal, as earthly, divine, and demonic figures occur throughout the imagery. The book uses formal analysis, theories of vision and anthropological models to explore the disciplinary and educational purposes of the images, as well as their relationship to important papal projects at the Vatican.
 
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