L'immagine della martire Giulia in San Salvatore di Brescia: mobilità di maestranze, di materiali e di idee

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The image of the martyr Giulia in San Salvatore di Brescia: mobility of workers, materials and ideas

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Abstract

From the tenth century the figure of Julia, the Carthaginian martyr venerated in San Salvatore of Brescia, becomes central in the self-consciousness of the monastery: this is the time when the first documentary sources of the dedication to the saint are found and when the big and refined workshops are called to decorate, through different ways (sculpture, painting, stucco, architecture, writing, etc.), the most important spaces of the abbey, and this is the moment on which the memory of martyrdom, with the drafting of a new passio, is recovered. The story of the life of Julia, the wanderings of the holy body (between the ports of the Corsica and of the Tuscany, and than to Brescia) and the identification of her martyrdom with that of Christ, become a powerful tool of self-representation of the monastic community of Benedictine nuns; this allows the construction of an unprecedented hagiographic model that – thanks to the financial resources of the monastery – enables to the cloister to choose the use of lot of prestigious workshops that make the building yard of Brescia one of the most interesting for the rest of the Middle Ages.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The image of the martyr Giulia in San Salvatore di Brescia: mobility of workers, materials and ideas
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)265-281
Number of pages17
JournalHORTUS ARTIUM MEDIEVALIUM
Volume22
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Ansa (queen of the Lombards)
  • Ansa (regina dei longobardi)
  • Brescia
  • Brescia (Italy)
  • Carità
  • Charity
  • Desiderio (re dei longobardi)
  • Desiderius (king of the Lombards)
  • Faith
  • Fede
  • Hope
  • Saint Julia of Carthage
  • Santa Giulia di Cartagine
  • Sapienza
  • Sophia (Wisdom)
  • Speranza
  • monastero di San Salvatore-Santa Giulia
  • passio
  • the monastery of San Salvatore

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