Dr. Gustav Medicus Publishes Article in The Burlington Magazine

Cover for The Burlington Magazine for August 2021
Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Gustav Medicus, recently published an article “The meanings of Domenico Beccafumi’s ‘Nativity’ in S. Martino, Siena” in The Burlington Magazine, which is the world’s leading monthly publication devoted to fine and decorative arts. The article appeared in the August 2021 issue, which centered around art in Renaissance Italy. According to their website, The Burlington publishes concise, well-written articles based on original research, presenting new works, art-historical discoveries and fresh interpretations.

“Painted for the Marsili Chapel in S. Martino, Siena, Beccafumi’s ‘Nativity’ retains its ambitious architectural marble frame by Lorenzo di Mariano, datable to 1523. The links between the iconography of the painting and frame can be explained by the desire of the patron, Anastasia di Nanni Marsili, to commemorate her husband and son. The way the Virgin is depicted was to influence visual representations of the Immaculate Conception, a doctrine closely associated with Siena,” stated Dr. Medicus in the article. 

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