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By Lisa Pon

In 1428, a devastating fireplace destroyed a schoolhouse within the northern Italian urban of Forlì, leaving just a woodcut of the Madonna and baby that were tacked to the school room wall. the folk of Forlì carried that print - referred to now because the Madonna of the fireplace - into their cathedral, the place centuries later a brand new chapel used to be equipped to enshrine it. during this booklet, Lisa Pon considers a cascade of moments within the Madonna of the Fire's cultural biography: whilst ink used to be inspired onto paper at a now-unknown date; while that sheet was once famous by means of Forlì's humans as fantastic; while it used to be enshrined in a number of tabernacles and chapels within the cathedral; whilst it or certainly one of its copies used to be - and nonetheless is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon bargains an test in paintings historic inquiry that spans greater than 3 centuries of creating, remaking, and renewal.

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To further explore the import of this mirroring reversal at the picture’s heart, we turn next to the facture of the Madonna of the Fire in the medium of print. e CHAPTER TWO IMPRINT: PAPER, PRINT, AND MATRIX f Thus that art [of printmaking] was still new, and, who knows, [the Madonna of the Fire] might have been the first print that came from its first Maker [suo primo Artefice], just as the Virgin was the first to come from the hands of the Maker of all [Facitore del tutto]? Giuliano Bezzi, The Triumphal Fire119 I seek in these few words [nothing] other than to imprint [imprimere] in the hearts of the faithful the true devotion to Virgin Mary in her images, and most of all in this one [the Madonna of the Fire] whose story I tell.

Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program 14a. Detail of Fig. 14, before conservation. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles the exchange by painting in a recipient. 107 In the sixteenth century, the Getty picture itself had a small recumbent figure of Jesus painted in oils below Mary’s outstretched hand, some two centuries after Daddi had completed the painting (Fig. 108 An icon’s awkward composition can even indicate to its pious viewers its miraculous nature. ” The miracle legend of that icon explains the indeed odd posture of the figures, with the swaddled Jesus balanced precariously between Mary’s knees: the enthroned Madonna had been holding her Child but when an earthquake struck unexpectedly, she dropped him into her lap in order to clasp her hands in prayer.

The speaking hand of Mary is visually juxtaposed with the speaking hand Iconography: Madonna and Child 9. Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Maesta`, ca. 1335–7. Tempera and gold leaf on panel, 161 cm  207 cm. Pinacoteca, Massa Marittima. Photo: Scala / Art Resource, NY of Christ, forming the first pair of hands. The Theometor gestures to and implores the Child. . Christ answers by raising and blessing with his hand. In the second pair, the hand of each figure holds the Logos, and thus expresses the notion of the Incarnation.

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