Networks of Florentine Artistic Influence in the Roman Seicento: Inside and Outside the Nazione Fiorentina

Carlotta Paltrinieri, Ph.D.

This research project revolves around the migration, evolution, and circulation of artistic ideas, intellectual discourse, and people between Florence and Rome in the first half of the 17th century. Specifically, I will investigate the breadth of collaboration that unfolded between the artists and intellectuals enrolled in the Compagnia della Pietà di San Giovanni dei Fiorentini, the Roman Accademia di San Luca and the Florentine Accademia del Disegno on occasion of the Florentine festivities staged in Rome over the course of the first half of the 17th Century. The broader question about the degrees and modes of this collaboration originates from a study of the different celebrations of the canonization of Saint Andrea Corsini, an event that epitomizes the artistic, social, and cultural networks connecting Florence and Rome in the Seicento. One of the deliverables of this research project will be an interactive visualisation to track and highlight important connections in the triple social, economic and spatial network around the Roman and Florentine academies and the Nazione Fiorentina - this will be based on a digital project that I have already developed to connect the members of the Accademia del Disegno to other Florentine academicians.

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