Dominican Triumph: the Frescoes of the Guidalotti Chapel, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
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Description: The Guidalotti Chapel--also known informally as 'The Spanish Chapel'--in the cloister complex of the Dominican church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, is one of the city's lesser-known masterpieces. A complex cycle of murals was completed by Andrea del Bonaiuto in 1365-67, most of them addressing themes of Dominican intellectual supremacy and a special religious mission for Dominicans above all other mendicant orders. In particular, St Thomas Aquinas is singled out as representing Dominican centrality in Catholic theology, thus legitimizing the Order's function as the organizers and judges of heresy: the Inquisition. Join Allan Langdale for a lecture on these remarkable frescoes.
Waiting room will open at 6:45. Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. No RSVP Required.