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Palazzo Pitti

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Description: Images and Identity in Fifteenth-Century Florence
The important men of a major clan gather in a piazza. They are accompanied by their supporters and clients (pls. 3, 4). Grouped around an altar, they discuss and ponder a sacred event. Some turn to greet newcomers. All are grave and dignified. The square is bright and well ordered. It is ornamented with stately architecture, sculpture, and multi-colored marbles. It is a fiction – a painted history on a chapel wall. It is also a fact – a willed and commissioned fact of family honor. It is …
PublisherYale University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.3-17

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