Da un arbusto all’Albero della vita: l’iconografia del Quarto apologo della Storia di Barlaam e Ioasaf nell’arte monumentale del medioevo italiano novitàdigital
formato: Articolo | ARTE LOMBARDA - 2019 - 2-3
The research consists in an up-to-dated study on the iconography of the Fourth Apologue from Legend of Barlaam and Ioasaf (a christianized version of buddha’s life), known as The Apologue of the Man and the Unicorn, which developed inside the monumental art during the italian Middle Ages between the end of the 12th century and the second half of the 14th century...
Influssi dell’India antica nell’arte dell’Occidente medievale. Un apologo d’origine indiana nella chiesa di San Francesco a Pozzuolo Martesana digital
formato: Articolo | ARTE LOMBARDA - 2016 - 3
In the church of San Francesco at Pozzuolo Martesana, near Milan, on the left wall of the north apsidiole one can see an interesting fresco, which can be dated back to the late thirteenth century. The fresco is an unusual pictorial reworking of an apologue originated from ancient India. This apologue – which can already be found, in another version, in the great Indian epic Mahābhārata – was brought to medieval Europe thanks to the diffusion of the Legend of Barlaam and Ioasaph, into which it was merged through a complex process of textual transmission...