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The connection among medieval animal symbolism and the iconography of animals within the Renaissance has scarcely been studied. Filling a spot during this major box of Renaissance tradition, normally, and its paintings, particularly, this ebook demonstrates the continuity and tenacity of medieval animal interpretations and symbolism, disguised less than the veil of style, spiritual or mythological narrative and medical naturalism. an in depth advent, facing appropriate medieval and early Renaissance assets, is by way of a sequence of case reports that illustrate ways that Renaissance artists revived traditional animal imagery in exceptional contexts, making an investment them with new meanings, on a social, political, moral, non secular or mental point, usually through making use of exegetical technique in growing a number of semantic and iconographic degrees. Brill's experiences on paintings, artwork historical past, and highbrow History, vol. 2

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181–82, 196–200. 51 Op. , 200–14. S. G. L. ), Art into Life, Collected Papers from the Kresge Art Museum Medieval Symposium, East Landsing, Michigen, 1995, 213–36, quote from p. 215. 53 M. Piccat, “Nuovi Documenti sulla Tradizione e Ipotesi della Cavalcata dei Setti Peccati Capitali in Alta Italia,” in L. ), Lettere e arti nel Rinascimento, Atti del X convegno internazionale, Luglio 1998, Firenze, 2000, 327–50. medieval sources of renaissance animal symbolism 21 Fig. 7. Procession of the Mounted Sins (detail), wall painting, Chapelle Notre-Damedes-Grâces à Plampinet, Savoy, 1490 (Photo: Y.

C. Segre, “Introduzione a Richard de Fournival,” in C. Segre & M. ), Introduzione a La prosa del Ducento, Milano & Napoli, 1959 (La letteratura italiana. Storia e testi, vol. T. Welter, L“exemplum” dans la littérature religeuse et didactique au Moyen Âge, Paris & Toulouse, 1927, repr. Genève, 1973. A, p. IX, note 1. 24 Navone (as in note 6), 177, note 31. 25 Like his contemporary, St. Anthony of Padua, he perceived the material world of nature as the reflection of divine knowledge manifested in creation.

G. g. g. the vulture and the cadaver of God and the sinner). Animals that fall into traps (the hare, bird and fish) were said to symbolize the human sinner. Both Martin and Polo de Beaulieu underlined the ambivalent interpretations applied to most exempla animals, whose role could alternate between positive and negative, or combine both, from one fifteenth century source to another, in accordance with the function it was meant to fulfill. 30 We will see how this supports my contention that fifteenth and sixteenth century animal images are more often than not meant to be read on several levels.

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