Presentazione di Gesù al tempio. Proporzioni e composizione

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[automatically translated] The study identifies the proportional systems and composition of ashlar stucco depicting the Presentation of Jesus in the temple, located in the Santo Spirito church, built by Giacomo Serpotta in the early eighteenth century; inside the ashlar alternate figures both in the round, both bas reliefs that. In addition the study of proportions were analyzed some elements of visual grammar as the composition and space. The illusory representation of space - of which Giacomo Serpotta was an outstanding performer - as infinite and varied spatial continuity, comes from a new conception of space gained from the crisis of humanist and Renaissance culture, following the long series of shocking scientific discoveries that subverted traditional geocentric and anthropocentric world.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa Chiesa di Santo Spirito in Agrigento. Stucchi di Serpotta e illusionismo pittorico-architettonico
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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