Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Allegory of Magnanimity protected by band of soldiers Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The verses inscribed beneath this part of the fresco indicate that is intended to represent government founded on justice. The ideas on which it is based are derived from medieval texts such as the Latin constitution of Siena written in 1262. These documents drew upon the work of Roman political theorists. The central value emphasized good government must strive to preserve perpetual peace. "Peace being the central virtue of civic life, the question that chiefly preoccupies these writers is how to ensure that numerous enemies are conquered. Among her foes the most obvious is of course said to be guerra or war. But the most insidious--to which they usually devote far more attention--is generally described as discordia or civic disunity."

Keywords

Siena, Italy, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, Style: Byzantine Style, Period: Gothic, Movement: Byzantine, Frescoes; murals, frescoes (paintings) --, frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: topical

Style: Byzantine Style; Period: Gothic; Movement: Byzantine; Frescoes; murals; frescoes (paintings) --; frescoes (paintings) --

Subject: geographic

Siena, Italy; Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy

Time Period

1338-39

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picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0734

Allegory of Magnanimity protected by band of soldiers Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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