Il porto di Genova e le sculture antelamiche di Fidenza riconsiderazione della questione provenzale

Translated title of the contribution: The port of Genoa and the Antelami sculptures of Fidenza - Reconsideration of Provencal question

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Abstract

Since the end of the nineteenth century, scholars, especially Germans, ascribed to Provençal art the origin of the monumental sculpture of Benedetto Antelami, and in particular, that of the Cathedral of Fidenza. This thesis provoked a fervent debate, especially with regard to a hypothetical trip to Provence Antelami. Here, I would first like to review the noteworthy history of the studies on the sculpture of Antelami. Then, I will re-examine this problem, which still remains an issue, by focusing on the role of the port of Genoa. Indeed, in Genova the ‘magistri antelami’ in which Benedetto Antelami belonged have been active since at least the beginning of the twelfth century. Interestingly, Genova at that time enjoyed the status of a powerful maritime republic and had a strong commercial penetration in Provence. Regarding the relationship between Genoa and Fidenza, the role of the Pallavicino family should have been relevant.

Translated title of the contributionThe port of Genoa and the Antelami sculptures of Fidenza - Reconsideration of Provencal question
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)303-312
Number of pages10
JournalHortus Artium Mediaevalium
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • History

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