September 2017


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 3(59) September 2017

Fine art

Pichugina Olga K.

PhD. (Art Studies), Associate Professor.
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: opich2008@ya.ru


The article studies the iconography of the Adoration of the Child, which became widespread in the 14th-16th century Italian painting. A new approach to the interpretation of events related to the birth of the infant God arose on the basis of the visionary experience of Birgitta of Sweden. The first compositions associated with the Birgitta iconography appeared in the late 14th - early 15th century in the works of Pietro di Miniato, Martino di Bartolomeo di Biagio and Turino Vanni. The popularity of the new interpretation of the plot was connected with the advent of the Mariological Revival, which determined the humanistic orientation of Italian culture in the second half of the 14th century. The regulatory framework that influenced the development of the theme of Worship was closely related to the liturgical drama and the lauda, a genre of ritual laudatory songs, and later to religious mysterious representations, sacre rappresentazione, separated from direct liturgical practice. Another direction that influenced the composition of the Worship was the Christmas installation of presepe introduced by Francis of Assisi in 1223.

Key words: Аdoration of the Child, iconography, lauda, presepe


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