Representations of Pope Pius VII: The First Risorgimento Hero

Olson, Roberta J.M.
March 1986
Art Bulletin;Mar1986, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
Examines the representations of Pope Pius VII by several European artists. Representation of Pius as an adversary of Napoleon or an enlightened patron of the arts by non-Italian artists; Pius as a symbol of the resurgence of the Italian civilization according to works by Italian artists; Role of Pius in the Risorgimento, the Italian nationalist movement.


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