From Bonaventure to Bellini
An Essay in Franciscan Exegesis
John V. Fleming
In this study of Giovanni Bellini's great masterpiece, the so-called Frick St. Francis, John V. Fleming moves beyond earlier discussions of the work to offer a detailed and comprehensive iconographic analysis, with the further intention of exploring the nature of the medieval Franciscan imagination and showing how fundamental Franciscan ideas ideas often by nature more poetic and pictorial than discursive found powerful expression in word and image.
First published in 1983.