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squareL'ATTIVITÀ DI GIACINTO FABBRONI NEL CONTADO FIORENTINO: L'IMPRUNETA E DINTORNI
Elisa Tagliaferri

 

 

ABSTRACT

Impruneta is a small village 12 km south of Florence which is best known since the Middle Ages for its miraculous icon of the Virgin. But Impruneta is also interesting for the Baroque paintings by Giacinto Fabbroni (1711-1783), such as the lost organ shutter in the sanctuary of St. Mary, the Adoration of the Holy Sacrament by Saints Joseph and Vincent Ferrer in the church of S. Martino at Brugnolo, and a series of paintings dedicated to Saint Peter at Montebuoni (the Apotheosis frescoed in the vault of the eponymous church, the Calling and the Liberation with some other medallions in the adjacent seat of the Compagnia della Trinità). Fabbroni was a classicist painter born in Prato who grew up as an artist in Bologna and was highly appreciated by Tuscan Grand Dukes, who were particularly open in mind to European artistic tastes of the period.