Cloe Cavero’s new article in the Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes reconstructs the original context of Cajés’s altarpiece to offer a new perspective on the way in which religious art engaged with the tensions prompted by the issue of the purity of blood, as well as with anxieties related to family and procreation
Cloe Cavero gave a guest lecture on the circulation of cults of saints in the early modern Catholic world at the Department of History of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Erin Giffin provides new insights on the seventeenth-century tradition of flower mosaics through the engravings of Pieter de Bailliu in her recent contribution to the Print Quarterly.
We welcome Katharina Vukadin, who recently joined the Sacrima team as a PhD Researcher.
In the winter issue of I Tatti Studies, Erin Giffin proposes a new interpretation of the bronze Saint Peter cult statue in Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome based on an unpublished print of the cult site by Giovanni Battista Braccelli.
On 10 December, Nelleke de Vries presented her paper on the impact of the engravings of Martin Schongauer (c. 1445/1450-1491) on Spanish painting from the late-fifteenth century onwards.
Chiara Franceschini spoke about the ‘Devil’s Crucifixes’ and Ter Brugghen in a digital conference organized by Villa Médicis, Académie de France à Rome.
Cloe Cavero’s new book chapter reconstructs the process of transformation of the image of Our Lady del Sagrario into the contact relic of the Virgin’s Descent by examining a series of artistic retoolings and spatial relocations within Toledo Cathedral.
In the new issue of the Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, Chiara Franceschini reconstructs and discusses the genesis, iconography, functions, and removal of two altarpieces dedicated to the Messinese Madonna della Lettera, respectively in Rome (1642) and in Malta (1668), on the basis of previously unpublished inquisitorial documents.
We welcome Melania Ruiz Sanz de Bremond, who joins Sacrima for a one-month research stay (November-December 2020).