The gold of the sacred realm from which the stately figure of Christ emerges in Roman mosaics, the gold of the haloes of Saints, or the sumptuous clothes and jewellery of men and women, reminiscent of a fairy-tale court. The constant use of gold as a kind of common thread linking together different worlds and experiences, from Medieval, spiritual works to later depictions of the world of rising bourgeoisie. An index of names concludes the volume.

Gold-ground Italian painting from the Middle Ages to Renaissance

D'AYALA VALVA, MARGHERITA
2011

Abstract

The gold of the sacred realm from which the stately figure of Christ emerges in Roman mosaics, the gold of the haloes of Saints, or the sumptuous clothes and jewellery of men and women, reminiscent of a fairy-tale court. The constant use of gold as a kind of common thread linking together different worlds and experiences, from Medieval, spiritual works to later depictions of the world of rising bourgeoisie. An index of names concludes the volume.
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