The iconography of Saint Anne with the Virgin and Child in both Late Medieval Germany and Renaissance Italy involved issues of theology and socio-economic changes in its development as a devotional piece of art. This paper discusses how these two regions came to portray the image in distinctive ways due to the differences in their social and religious circumstances.
The exploration of the imagery in Germany focuses primarily on the sculpture of Tilman Riemenschneider and discusses how the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception was the primary influence for the production of these works. Conversely, in Italy the theological role for the iconography also included the importance of the Incarnation. Works by Masaccio and Leonardo da Vinci are discussed in relation to how society and the Church in Florence may have influenced a different concept of marriage and the role of women in the family from that of Germany.
|Advisor:||Miller, Julia I.|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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