RELIGIOUS POVERTY. VISUAL RICHES
ART IN THE DOMINICAN CHURCHES OF CENTRAL ITALY IN THE THIRTEENTH AND FOURTEENTH CENTURIES
Materia: Arte medieval y renacimiento
The Dominican friars of late-medieval Italy were committed to a life of poverty, yet their churches contained many visual riches, as this groundbreaking study reveals. Works by supreme practitioners—Cimabue, Duccio, Giotto, and Simone Martini—are examined here in a wider Dominican context. The contents of major foundations—Siena, Pisa, Perugia, and Santa Maria Novella in Florence—are studied alongside less well-known centers.