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Italia Madre

Roma

By Luigi M. Brunelli

1935 - Milano - Tutti I Diritti Riservati

 19" by 13", 60pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DETAILS

A scarce collection of photographic plates and illustrations depicting iconic paintings and sculptures from Rome.

Work includes Il Bicchiere del Giardino Farnese, Colosseo Arcate Superiori, Antenati de Cristo Michelangelo, and Sogno de Patrizio Giovanni Rosuti, a mosaic which hangs in Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. The mosaics found in Santa Maria Maggiore are not just incredibly beautiful works of Late Antique art; they are also one of the oldest representations of the Virgin Mary in Christian Late Antiquity.The mosaics of the triumphal arch and the nave in Santa Maria Maggiore were the definition of impressionistic art during the time period and gave a model for the future representations of the Virgin Mary. The influences of these mosaics are rooted in late antique impressionism that could be seen in frescoes, manuscript paintings and many pavement mosaics across villas in Africa, Syria and Sicily during the 5th century.These mosaics gave historians insight into artistic, religious, and social movements during this time. As one scholar explains that mosaics in Santa Maria Maggiore had two goals: one to glorify the Virgin Mary as Theotokos, (God-Bearer); and the other as the scholar puts is a systematic and comprehensive articulation of the relationship of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian scriptures as one in which the Hebrew Bible foreshadows Christianity.This is explained by the dual images of Old Testament and New Testament events depicted in the mosaics of the triumphal arch and the nave. The mosaics also show the range of artistic expertise and refute the theory that mosaic technique during the time was based on copying from model books.

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CONDITION

Bound in half vellum with paper boards and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, sound with light rubbing to the boards, and scattered marks to the vellum. Internally, firmly bound, bright and clean, with the occasional handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD .


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