A printed icon : Forlì's Madonna of the Fire by Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ.; Blessed Virgin Saint Mary;

By Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ.; Blessed Virgin Saint Mary; Blessed VirginSaint. Mary; Pon, Lisa

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 school 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 outfitted to enshrine it. during this booklet, 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 was once well-known through Forlì's humans as unbelievable; while it used to be enshrined in numerous tabernacles and chapels within the cathedral; while it or considered one of its copies was once - and nonetheless is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon deals an test in artwork ancient inquiry that spans greater than 3 centuries of constructing, remaking, and renewal

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He reverses her gesture, reaching above her left hand with his right, and pulling at her neckline with his left. Mary’s left hand and Christ’s right are poised one above the other, but they have not resolved into a fully determined gesture: no intertwining of fingers or clasping of hands has been achieved in favor of a more ambiguous placement of limbs. Furthermore, the hands pictured in the Madonna of the Fire are simplified into almost abstract geometric forms. Mary’s right hand, with which she supports 31 32 Printed Icon: Forlı`’s Madonna of the Fire in Early Modern Italy 12.

48 Giuliano Bezzi published those words in 1637, in one of the many Forlivese texts in praise of the Madonna of the Fire. ” Yet despite the opening personal reference to his recovery from fever, Bezzi’s text is perhaps the most important piece of public writing about the Madonna of the Fire. For his book, The Triumphal Fire, was commissioned by the Forlivese magistrates as the official account of a communal ritual act: the civic procession that brought the Madonna of the Fire to its newly completed chapel in Forlı`’s cathedral on October 20, 1636.

Virgin Hodegetria, central plaque on the Jena bookcover. 8 cm. Source: Thu¨ringer Universita¨ts- und Landesbibliothek (ThULB), Jena astronomical bodies is not common: I have found them only in two Byzantine ivory plaques used as book covers in medieval Europe (Fig. 6). ”85 In the Madonna of the Fire, the sun and moon seem almost to have descended from their usual positions above the crossbeam of Christ’s cross, hovering instead below the rippling edge that separates the crucifixion scene 25 26 Printed Icon: Forlı`’s Madonna of the Fire in Early Modern Italy 7.

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