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BEAUTE ET PAUVRETE: L'ART CHEZ LES CLARISSES DE FRANCE (Beauty and Poverty: Art among the Poor Clares of France). Ed. by Jacques Charles-Gaffiot and Dominique Rigaux. Centre culturel du Pantheon, Paris, 1994. Organized in association with Mairie du Ve Arrondissement, Paris. 224 pp. with 198 ills. (58 col.). 30 x 21 cm. LC 95-146674 ISBN 2950407072 In French.
Assessing the artistic patrimony of French convents associated with the Franciscan monastic order founded by Saint Clare of Assisi (1194-1253), this catalogue features illustrations and scholarly examinations of 158 sculptures, paintings, illuminated manuscripts and other works dating primarily from the 15th through the 17th century while also presenting six brief essays that include a chronicle of the life of Saint Clare, an overview of the history of her Order and discussions of convents established by the Poor Clares in Paris and Le Puy-en-Velay.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 02,04,19
Worldwide Number: 025175
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