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The Artists of Michelozzo’s Circle in Dubrovnik and the Reflections of their Activity in Dalmatia


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Marković, Predrag. (2012). The Artists of Michelozzo’s Circle in Dubrovnik and the Reflections of their Activity in Dalmatia. In: Historia Artis Magistra : amicorum discipulorumque munuscula Johanni Höfler septuagenario dicata. Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete : Slovensko umetnostnozgodovinsko društvo, Ljubljana, pp. 221-230. ISBN 978-961-237-623-9

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This article deals with the transferral of Florentine Early Renaissance along the eastern coast of the Adriatic, i.e. two minor but significant sculptural works which demonstrate more profound influences of the activity of Florentine masters of Michelozzo’s circle (Maso di Bartolomeo, Michele di Giovanni, Salvi di Michele) The first is the series of richly decorated corbels under the vault of the passage of the Drago Palace in Kotor, and second an aedicula with a niche (aedicula) with St. Blasie situated above the Pile Gate in Dubrovnik. The discussed works obviously confirm that the designs for certain monuments in Dubrovnik made by Florentine masters, soon became a part of the decorative repertoire of numerous sculptural workshops in Dubrovnik and its surroundings. Along with the mediatory role of Giorgio da Sebenico in the transferral of Renaissance motifs to northern Dalmatia, the most significant contribution to the study of the influence of Florentine masters is the recognition of another master within the broader range of “Michelozzo’s circle”, the enigmatic Bartolomeus Grazianus. On the other hand, solid and clearly conceived aediculae in the Rector’s Palace and above the Pile Gate, differing from the miniaturized, gentle decoration applied by the sculptors and decorators of Michelozzo’s circle, and especially the relief with two hovering putti, give enough proof to re-actualize the suggestion of Ljubo Karaman that Michelozzo had left the designs for the reconstruction of the Rector’s Palace, and that his activity in Dubrovnik was not limited solely to military architecture.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Michelozzo di Bartolomeo and his associates, Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, Maso di Bartolomeo, Michele di Giovanni da Fiesole known as Il Greco, Salvi di Michele, Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, Drago Palace in Kotor, Bartolomeus Grazianus, Sacristy in the Church of St Dominic, Radivoje Bogosalić, The allegorical angelic figure Sacra Mens, The Pile Gate in Dubrovnik, The motif of two hovering putti with a wreath and clouds beneath
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 18:02
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 18:02

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