De liefde tussen peren en perziken en andere dingen

Translated title of the contribution: On the mutual love between pears and peaches and other things

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Abstract

Towards the end of the first decade of the sixteenth century, the Ferrarese artist Benvenuto Tisi, better known as Il Garofalo, painted the ceiling of a small room in Palazzo Costabili in Ferrara. Focusing in particular on the Southwest corner of the ceiling, this article argues that the fresco in the so-called Sala del Tesoro should be read as an allegory of mutual love. The inclusion of references to all kinds of love, both spiritual and sensual and both traditional (heterosexual, familial, interconfessional) and transgressive (homosexual, pederastic and gynosodomic), without a clear hierarchy, indicate how the combined powers of Eros and Anteros generate a universal harmony.
Translated title of the contributionOn the mutual love between pears and peaches and other things
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationHet einde van de middeleeuwen. Vijftig kunstwerken uit de tijd van Bosch en Erasmus
EditorsMatthijs Ilsink, Bram De Klerck, Annemarieke Willemsen
Place of PublicationNijmegen
PublisherUitgeverij Van Tilt
Pages286-292; 345-346
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9789460044731
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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