Ilenia Colón Mendoza
Published May 8, 2015
Reference - 220 Pages
ISBN 9781409430681 - CAT# Y240227
Series: Visual Culture in Early Modernity
"The scientific analysis of the images and their movement during processions as well as the discussion of contemporary criticism of the performative deceptive maneuvers in clerical discourse makes an important contribution to research.
The research on Gregorio Fernández’s iconography, clients as well as the analysis of material and techniques of the eleven Yacentes and some workshop pieces brings together extensive primary sources and relevant secondary literature... Above all, the fourth chapter of the Teatro Sacro offers new imppetus. Together with the exemplary review of the current state of preservation and very detailed descriptions in the third chapter and in the catalog of works, this book complements previous analyzes decisively and offers a sound basis for subsequent research work."
--Dr. Agathe Schmiddunser, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich in Kunstform
"Concerned with the corpus of Cristos yacentes sculptures made by or attributed to the prominent sculptor Gregorio Fernández of Valladolid and his workshop, Ilenia Colón Mendoza highlights networks of artistic exchange and patronage in Spain as well as cataloguing Fernández’s contribution to this unique sculpture genre. As a work of art-historical cataloguing, this is a useful volume. It also serves as an accessible introduction to the Cristo yacente genre."
--Dr. Nick Brodie, University of Tasmania in Parergon
"To write a book on this imagery therefore requires an enterprising approach and a clear vision. Ilenia Colón Mendoza rises to the occasion with a study of the iconography, precursors, and examples of Cristos yacentes…In addition to the aforementioned strengths, Colón Mendoza consistently evaluates artworks as objects…The book likewise encourages additional study of an influential group of sculptures as well as the artist himself."
--Jeffrey Schrader, University of Colorado (Denver) in Hispanic Research Journal