Allegory of Bad Government

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Allegory of Bad Government

Material Information

Title:
Allegory of Bad Government
Alternate title:
Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government
Creator:
Lorenzetti, Ambrogio, 1285-ca. 1348 ( Artist : painter )
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:
Lorenzetti's portrait of the tyrant as a rapist (above) draws on the traditional view of the covetous tyrants, who lusts for the daughters and the wives of his subject. This accusation can also be found in Savonarola and Machiavelli. Also shown are arbitrary arrest, assault & killing in the streets, all to depict the loathsomeness of the government.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1338.
General Note:
Completion Date: 1339.
General Note:
Det: Effects of Bad Government: City, arbitrary arrest, assault & killing in the streets

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-KIF0749 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.kif0749 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Beginning Date: 1338.
Completion Date: 1339.
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Lorenzetti's portrait of the tyrant as a rapist (above) draws on the traditional view of the covetous tyrants, who lusts for the daughters and the wives of his subject. This accusation can also be found in Savonarola and Machiavelli. Also shown are arbitrary arrest, assault & killing in the streets, all to depict the loathsomeness of the government.
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Style: Byzantine Style.
Period: Gothic.
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