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By Lisa Pon

In 1428, a devastating fireplace destroyed a schoolhouse within the northern Italian urban of Forlì, leaving just a woodcut of the Madonna and baby that have been tacked to the school room wall. the folk of Forlì carried that print - referred to now because the Madonna of the hearth - into their cathedral, the place centuries later a brand new chapel was once equipped to enshrine it. during this e-book, Lisa Pon considers a cascade of moments within the Madonna of the Fire's cultural biography: while ink was once inspired onto paper at a now-unknown date; while that sheet was once well-known through Forlì's humans as staggering; whilst it used to be enshrined in numerous tabernacles and chapels within the cathedral; while it or one among its copies used to be - and nonetheless is - carried in procession. In doing so, Pon deals an test in artwork ancient inquiry that spans greater than 3 centuries of constructing, remaking, and renewal.

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