Megan holmess the miraculous image in renaissance florence explores this fascinating and hitherto neglected subject with admirable clarity and insight david ekserdjian the spectator the miraculous image opens many and varied possibilities for further research. Megan holmess miraculous images in renaissance florence examines many of the ramifications of materiality the materiality an images physical properties has direct impacts on the expression and popularity of immagini miracolose these sacred images are subjects of miracles throughout the late 13th to 16th centuries. Miraculous images in renaissance florence megan holmes in gabriele paleottis treatise discorso intorno alle immagini sacre e profane 1582 in a short chapter entitled sacred images the author enumerates a number of different ways according to which an image can be defined as sacred1 in this systematic categorization written in the aftermath of the council of trent there is . Get this from a library the miraculous image in renaissance florence megan holmes in renaissance florence certain paintings and sculptures of the virgin mary and christ were believed to have extraordinary efficacy in activating potent sacred intercession cults sprung up around . Holmess argument developed in relation to the miraculous images of renaissance florence places her in the camp opposed to the view of hans belting that there is a rupture between the traditional cult images of the medieval period and true art marked by individual invention in the renaissance
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