Allegory of Good Government : Allegories of Peace, Fortitude, Prudence and Siena (common good)

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Allegory of Good Government : Allegories of Peace, Fortitude, Prudence and Siena (common good)

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Good Government : Allegories of Peace, Fortitude, Prudence and Siena (common good)
Alternate title:
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government
Creator:
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348 ( Artist : painter )
Palazzo Pubblico, Hall of Peace
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Siena, Italy
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy
Style: Byzantine Style
Period: Gothic
Movement: Byzantine
Frescoes; murals
frescoes (paintings) -- ( aat )
frescoes (paintings) -- ( aat )
Genre:
picture ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The middle fresco displays under a dogmatic form the ideal of democracy. The Virtues which direct the State are seated on a platform; this is the tribunal or the legislative assembly. The most famous of these figures is that of Peace, which, reclining on her throne in magnificent drapery and resting on her arms, is certainly imitated from an antique medal or statue (such imitations are not rare in the thirteenth century: cf. the sculptures of Capua, the work of Giovanni Pisano, and some statues at Reims). But the other figures are little more than abstractions and can be identified only with the adventitious aid of a multitude of inscriptions, devices, and phylacteries.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.
General Note:
Closer view

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-KIF0729 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0729 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Beginning Date: 1338.
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The middle fresco displays under a dogmatic form the ideal of democracy. The Virtues which direct the State are seated on a platform; this is the tribunal or the legislative assembly. The most famous of these figures is that of Peace, which, reclining on her throne in magnificent drapery and resting on her arms, is certainly imitated from an antique medal or statue (such imitations are not rare in the thirteenth century: cf. the sculptures of Capua, the work of Giovanni Pisano, and some statues at Reims). But the other figures are little more than abstractions and can be identified only with the adventitious aid of a multitude of inscriptions, devices, and phylacteries.
Closer view
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