Imago Triumphalis: The Function and Significance of Triumphal Imagery for Italian Renaissance Rulers (Renaissance and Baroque Studies and Texts, V. 31) by Margaret Ann Zaho (Author)
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing (February 2004) | ISBN-10: 0820462357 | PDF | 3 Mb | 143 pages
The triumphal procession was a prominent and important iconographical tool used by Italian Renaissance rulers in an effort to create and enforce a powerful personal mythology. Independent rulers in fifteenth-century Italy used the motif of the Roman triumph or pompa triumphalis, for self-aggrandizement and personal expression. The image of the triumph, for them, became an immensely significant concetto used in the construction of their personal image.