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Images of power: the political representation in the Renaissance and the portrait of cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo by Tiziano in the MASP

Grant number: 18/07981-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): August 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Modern and Contemporary History
Principal researcher:Luciano Migliaccio
Grantee:Leila Soares Rodrigues Campos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The purpose of this project is to analyze under a new light a picture painted by Tiziano Vecellio in 1552, belonging to the Art Museum of São Paulo. The work represents the Cardinal Cristoforo Madruzzo (1512-1567), Archbishop-prince in the city of Trento, and host of the famous ecumenical Council, happening among 1545 and 1563, that adopted the name of that city. Through the iconographic and iconological analysis of the work, using new documental sources, and also the study of the relevant relations of the Cardinal Madruzzo in the field of politics, diplomacy and culture, the present project intends to contribute to better understand the social function of the painting of portrait as mean of advertisement and affirmation of the individual in the European political context of that time.

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