Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Maria Loh

Second Advisor

Kim de Beaumont

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


Florence underwent major destabilization during the 1490s, creating an extremely stressful time for its citizens. Chief amongst these events were the death of Lorenzo dei Medici and the ascendance, then demise, of the charismatic preacher Girolamo Savonarola. The impact on the work of Botticelli and Piero di Cosimo is evaluated.



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