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Le «madonne col bambino» nella pittura italiana (secc. XII-XIX). Per un primo approccio alla denominazione delle raffigurazioni mariane

Enzo Caffarelli


In the context of Marian iconography, this paper looks at Italian painting over a period of seven hundred years with special reference to images that portray the Virgin Mary with Child. The text proposes an analysis of various typologies of denomination; it attempts to investigate the reasons for the names in some cases and to verify the seriality of some names in a selection of works by painters of differing fame and popularity.

Parole chiave

anthroponyms; ideonym; Infant Jesus; Madonna with Child; names of painting; toponyms; Virgin Mary.

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