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Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence –Exhibition Guide

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Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence – The Exhibition Guide

Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence –Exhibition Guide

The illustrious Italian city of Florence was the cradle of the Renaissance, a cultural revolution that forever changed the face of Europe and the world. A revolution that involved literature, the visual arts, architecture and many other areas of knowledge.

In Florence, Sacra Rappresentazione (Sacred Drama) achieved the highest levels of performance thanks to advances in technology and ingenious mechanical systems. For the faithful, these spectacular events possessed strong visual appeal and enriched religious stories intellectually, cognitively and educationally. Additionally, the spread of religious ideas through the performance and the print edition of these dramatic texts affirmed a strong system of education in an innovative way. In order to illustrate this fascinating phenomenon — so meaningful and uniquely Florentine — this exhibition catalog offers a survey of the temporal evolution of Sacra Rappresentazione through manuscript and print documents along with discussions of the network of artistic references and influences — visual and ideological — connected to it.

ISBN: 978-1-943082-28-5
Length: 172 pages
Edited By: Giorgio Bonsanti, Silvia Castelli, Anna Maria Testaverde

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