Allegory of Good Government : Peace

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Allegory of Good Government : Peace

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Good Government : Peace
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;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

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).
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.

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-KIF0733 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0733 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Beginning Date: 1338.
Completion Date: 1339.
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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).
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Siena, Italy.
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy.
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Style: Byzantine Style.
Period: Gothic.
Movement: Byzantine.
Frescoes; murals;
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Painting
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t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)


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