Realtà e retorica nei “ritratti” delle città siciliane di nuova fondazione: Niscemi e Palma di Montechiaro

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[automatically translated] Sicily in the seventeenth century by the local nobility there are numerous new towns, which in addition to increasing the social prestige of the founder based on a precise program of the Crown: swell the Treasury funds and populate the island campaigns to increase agricultural production . Many of these cities are "portrayed" in paintings, celebrating the act of foundation, whose accentuated laden rhetoric often goes beyond the actual spatial reality, as in the case of Niscemi and Palma Montechiaro, here analyzed through the study of the iconography historical.
Original languageItalian
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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