Santa Maria Novella
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Santa Maria Novella is a church in Florence, Italy, situated just across from the main railway station which shares its name. Chronologically, it is the first great basilica in Florence, and is the city's principal Dominican church.
The church, the adjoining cloister, and chapterhouse contain a store of art treasures and funerary monuments. Especially famous are frescoes by masters of Gothic and early Renaissance. They were financed through the generosity of the most important Florentine families, who ensured themselves of funerary chapels on consecrated ground.
List of artworks
Artists who produced items for the church include:
- Sandro Botticelli - early nativity scene above the door
- Baccio D'Agnolo - wood carvings
- Bronzino - the Miracle of Jesus
- Filippo Brunelleschi - The Crucifix (between 1410 and 1425)
- Tino da Camaino - Bust of St. Antoninus (in terra cotta); the Tomb of the Bishop of Fiesole
- Nardo di Cione - frescoes of the Divine Judgment
- Duccio - Rucellai Madonna
- Lorenzo Ghiberti - tombstone of Leonardo Dati (1423)
- Domenico Ghirlandaio - frescoes (late 15th century) in the Tornabuoni Chapel, design of the stained-glass window
- Filippino Lippi - frescoes in the Strozzi Chapel, depicting the life of Philip the Apostle; stained glass window
- Benedetto da Maiano - the Tomb of Filippo Strozzi (1491) at the backside of the Strozzi Chapel.
- Giacomo Marchetti : Martyrdom of Saint Laurence.
- Tommaso Masaccio - The Trinity
- Nino Pisano - Madonna with Child (1368)
- Bernardo Rossellino - Monument to the Beata Villana (1451)
- Santi di Tito - Lazarus Raised from Death
- Paolo Uccello - frescoes in the cloisters
- Giorgio Vasari - Madonna of the Rosary (1568)