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30 in colour and 5 b&w
Fons Vitæ. Peter Brandes, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Susan Kanaga, Filippo RossiBooks, Catalogues
edited by Timothy Verdon with Ettore Rocca
exhibition catalogue: Firenze, Museo Marino Marini, 24 April-6 June 2022
For the symposium “Renaissance as Resurrection. Leon Battista Alberti’s Holy Sepulchre in 15th-century Florence”, four internationally known artists – Peter Brandes, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Susan Kanaga and Filippo Rossi – reflect on the mystery of which Alberti’s masterpiece speaks: the Resurrection of Jesus and the prospect of a new life.
The title of their installation, Fons Vitæ – Font of Life, echoes Saint Paul, who was the first to relate the waters of Baptism to Easter, teaching that those who are “baptized into Christ Jesus” – those who descend into the font, that is –, “were indeed buried with him … so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead … we too might live in newness of life” (Rm 6:3–4).
Alberti’s Sepulchre in fact recalls the Florence Baptistery, reusing its green and white marble inlay, and this allusion defines the present exhibit.
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