Thalamus Virginis. - article ; n°1 ; vol.216, pg 87-110
Thalamus Virginis. Images of the Modern Devotion in Fifteenth Century Italian Painting
The modern devotion found its origin in the Netherlands where it was most popular before receiving a comparative though more discreet success in Italy. During the fifteenth century, the painting gave a strong echo of this new form of devotion in a rich and meaningful symbolic. Many artists show this religious evolution through their painting scenes of the Holy Virgin's life in which interior space and specially her bedroom or thalamus virginis stands out as the most significant locus. This artistic language which includes representations of learned saints, is willing to bear witness to this fundamental religious change using its signs, codes and values, and announcing bigger overthrows of the Reform in sixteenth century.
Source : Persée ; Ministère de la jeunesse, de l’éducation nationale et de la recherche, Direction de l’enseignement supérieur, Sous-direction des bibliothèques et de la documentation.
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