The Church of Santa Maria Donna Regina: "Art, Iconography by Janis Elliott,Cordelia Warr

By Janis Elliott,Cordelia Warr

The church of Santa Maria Donna Regina in Naples is a unprecedented instance of aristocratic convent structure in Italy, designed and outfitted for the devotional use of the Clarissan nuns. Its ornamental programme competitors that of Giotto's enviornment Chapel in Padua in scope, iconographical complexity, and caliber of creative creation. the 1st publication in English in this vital church, this elegantly written quantity is additionally the 1st full-scale research to assemble cutting edge interdisciplinary study at the development. The authors discover topics when it comes to the structure, ornament, sculpture, iconography, viewers, liturgy, and patronage of Santa Maria Donna Regina, enriching our realizing of the paintings patronage of royal girls and the monastic adventure of Clarissan nuns, in addition to the politics, tradition and patronage of trecento Naples. Over 100 illustrations, many commissioned in particular for the booklet, accompany the text.

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