publication . Other literature type . Article . 2021

The Incarnation of the Word: Andrea Della Robbia’s Annunciation and Adoration Altarpieces at La Verna

Stephanie R. Miller;
Open Access English
  • Published: 10 Aug 2021 Journal: Religions (issn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Abstract
<jats:p>On the mountainous crest of the Apennines are several buildings comprising the monastic site of La Verna where St. Francis received his stigmata in 1224. Described in 1493 as another Jerusalem in the West, the monastery’s Chiesa Maggiore, Santa Maria degli Angeli, and the Chapel of the Stigmata house its most prominent images, Andrea della Robbia’s five altarpieces (c. 1476-c. 1493). This essay explores the beholder’s experiences before Andrea’s earliest two altarpieces at the Observant Franciscan monastery, the Annunciation and Adoration. The history and function of this monastery are considered in light of the themes of these altarpieces and their theo...
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free text keywords: Andrea della Robbia, Franciscan, La Verna, altarpiece, Incarnation, inscriptions, Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, BL1-2790, Religious studies
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