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L’iconografia del san Sebastiano a Bologna tra XV e XVI secolo

Alessandro Serrani    Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna; Fondazione Giorgio Cini di Venezia, Italia    

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abstract

The numerous plagues that overflown Bologna in the second half of the 15th century were the reason for the spread of saint Sebastian’s iconography in the city, which reached its climax in the last twenty years of the century. The possible political meanings of this iconography are also discussed. Towards the end of the century, we observe a softening of saint Sebastian’s figure, which is less burly in build than the examples painted around the mid-century. We focus on several cases, for which the reasons for the choice of this saint are investigated; they also provide the opportunity to reconsider the attribution of a selection of paintings.

Pubblicato
13 Maggio 2022
Presentato
15 Ottobre 2021
Lingua
IT
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-588-9

Keywords: Fifteenth centuryEpidemicBolognaPaintingsSaint Sebastian

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