Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Allegory of Bad Government Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Lorenzetti's portrait of the tyrant as a rapist (above) draws on the traditional view of the covetous tyrants, who lusts for the daughters and the wives of his subject. This accusation can also be found in Savonarola and Machiavelli. Also shown are arbitrary arrest, assault & killing in the streets, all to depict the loathsomeness of the government.

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

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0749

Allegory of Bad Government Allegories of Good and Bad Government and the effects of good and bad government

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