The condottiere prince – A visual rhetoric
Suecoromana / 2020-12-07

Distributed by eddy.se AB at ecsi.bokorder.se. Also available at Adlibris, Amazon.com, and Bokus. The condottiere prince – A visual rhetoric. Leonello d’Este, Sigismondo Malatesta, Alessandro Sforza, Federico da Montefeltro By Johan Eriksson The aim of this study is to display the role of the patrons in the commissions of Italian Renaissance art and architecture, but also to describe their usage of art and architecture for visual communication. For this purpose four condottiere princes from the 15th century have been chosen to exemplify these phenomena. By reconstructing and comparing commissions and artefacts from the courts of Leonello d’Este in Ferrara, Sigismondo Malatesta in Rimini, Alessandro Sforza in Pesaro and Federico da Montefeltro in Urbino with the political history, the visual language and the propagandists function of art are being described. The first chapter is an introduction to the subject and the four following ones are chronological accounts for and interpretations of the condottiere princes’ visual rhetoric. In a concluding chapter the visual language of the four princes are compared and a deeper interpretation is launched, the perspective is widened and the heritage of the princely rhetoric is depicted. The activities of the condottieri was a phenomenon which culminated at the end…

Cristina di Svezia e Roma

Distributed by Astrom Editions. Cristina di Svezia e Roma. Atti del Simposio tenuto all’Istituto Svedese de Studi Classici a Roma, 5–6 ottobre 1995 By Börje Magnusson (ed.) Politics and culture in the age of Christina of Sweden (1626–1689) formed the subject of a conference in Stockholm in May 1995 (the acta published in Suecoromana, vol. IV). A second conference in Rome in September 1995 focused on the queen in her Roman ambience (1655–1689). One section of the present volume deals with her as patron of the arts, as well as collector, her interest here ranging from antiques to manuscripts. Several studies regard her role on the literary scene; a multitude of genres is presented, ranging from chronicle and panegyrics to musical drama. Although the majority of studies deal with literature and art, literature and science are also presented. Contents Premessa Kari Elisabeth Børresen | La religion de Christine de Suède M. Teresa Acquaro Graziois | Cristina di Svezia fra letteratura e cronaca Anna Vergelli | Cristina in panegirico, ovvero il Christinas Börje Magnusson | Drawing on Rome. Nicodemus Tessin, Christina and the creation of a royal ambience Concetta Ranieri | Giovanni Andrea Lorenzani e Christina di Svezia Ursula V. Fischer…