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Bramante's Tempietto, the Roman Renaissance, and the Spanish by Bramante, Donato; Aragonien König Ferdinand II; Freiberg,

By Bramante, Donato; Aragonien König Ferdinand II; Freiberg, Jack; Kastilien Königin Isabella I; the Apostle Saint Peter, the Apostle Saint. Peter, (the Apostle Saint). Peter

The Tempietto, the embodiment of the Renaissance mastery of classical structure and its Christian reinvention, used to be additionally the preeminent fee of the Catholic kings, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabel of Castile, in papal Rome. This groundbreaking publication situates Bramante's popular memorial devoted to Saint Peter and the origins of the Roman Catholic Church on the heart of a coordinated software of the humanities exalting Spain's management within the quest for Christian hegemony. The suggestions in shape and iconography that made the Tempietto an authoritative version for Western structure have been fortified in legacy monuments created through the popes in Rome and the kings in Spain from the later Renaissance to the current day. New images expressly taken for this learn seize entire perspectives and centred info of this exemplar of Renaissance artwork and statecraft

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Tempietto, chapel. Altar. Photo courtesy of Marcello Leotta. xxix XII. Tempietto, chapel. Altar and side entrance. Photo courtesy of Alessandro Vasari. xxx XIII. Tempietto, chapel. Pavement viewed from altar toward main entrance. Photo courtesy of Alessandro Vasari. xxxi XIV. Tempietto, chapel. View toward dome. Photo courtesy of Marcello Leotta. xxxii XV. Tempietto, chapel. Drum and dome. Photo courtesy of Marcello Leotta. xxxiii XVI. Tempietto, crypt. Photo courtesy of Alessandro Vasari. xxxiv XVII.

The dedication to the Cross and the toponym “in Gerusalemme” refer to the relics of Christ’s Passion that the empress discovered in Jerusalem and brought to Rome. Carvajal engaged that illustrious history to honor Ferdinand and Isabel’s signal achievements of 1492: conquest of the kingdom of Granada and inaugural exploration of the New World. Two narrative cycles devoted to the legend of the True Cross, one in the apse of the basilica and the other in the vault of the subterranean chapel of Saint Helen, address Spain’s mission to lead the Christian world.

Mendoza’s presence in the desired terrain of the Christian crusader refers to the same militant efforts that inspired the cycle, which brought that goal closer to fruition. 51 Christ is speaking to the Apostles, and to us. 52 Santa Croce in Gerusalemme and Cardinal Bernardino López de Carvajal On September 20, 1493, Pope Alexander VI elevated Bernardino López de Carvajal to the cardinalate and granted him title to the church of Santi Pietro Jerusalem in Rome • 21 Figure 8. Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, apse and subterranean area.

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