We seek contributions for an edited volume that aims to explore how spaces, images, and objects played a powerful role in codifying and conveying messages of self-fashioning for the multifold social groups of the Medicean State.
Early modern Tuscany—with the consolidation of Medici power as dukes and subsequently grand dukes, and the formation of new courtly social groups (newcomers, nobles, court officials) that fostered an increasingly ritualized society—offers an important opportunity to explore how different categories of people fashioned their identity and positioned themselves in the societal context through the display in their houses. How did artistic politics reflect, shape, negotiate, or even force, relations among familial origin/history, rank, and political/economic roles . . . → En lire plus