Lisa Pon's A Printed Icon in Early Modern Italy: Forlì's Madonna of the PDF

By Lisa Pon

In 1428, a devastating hearth destroyed a schoolhouse within the northern Italian urban of Forlì, leaving just a woodcut of the Madonna and baby that were tacked to the study room wall. the folk of Forlì carried that print - referred to now because the Madonna of the fireplace - into their cathedral, the place centuries later a brand new chapel was once equipped to enshrine it. during this ebook, Lisa Pon considers a cascade of moments within the Madonna of the Fire's cultural biography: whilst ink used to be inspired onto paper at a now-unknown date; while that sheet used to be well-known by way of Forlì's humans as magnificent; while it was once enshrined in quite a few tabernacles and chapels within the cathedral; whilst it or one in all its copies used to be - and nonetheless is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon bargains an test in paintings historic inquiry that spans greater than 3 centuries of creating, remaking, and renewal.

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