TITLE

An Augustinian Interpretation of Michelangelo's Sistine Ceiling, Part I

AUTHOR(S)
Dotson, Esther Gordon
PUB. DATE
June 1979
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun79, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Part I. Proposes a source for the general program of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling in the writings of Saint Augustine, focusing on the book 'The City of God.' Practice of Augustine to contrast literal reading and its lessons; Non-literal interpretations of the divine plan of redemption in the book; Importance of structural agreement between textual and pictorial schemes in judging the validity of an interpretation.
ACCESSION #
5306722

 

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