2011 年 62 巻 1 号 p. 61-72
The Medici family, particularly Laurentian Florence of the 1470's had a predilection for Flemish art. This paper focuses on this artistic exchange between Florence and Flanders in the late 15th century. As previous studies have emphasized, Flemish paintings were usually esteemed for their realistic characteristics. But the majority of Flemish paintings in Florence was actually painted on cloth. These cloth paintings, or panni dipinti, offered a wide range of images of secular subjects to the Florentine upper-classes. I would particularly like to examine the "danza moresca", which is listed twice in the Medici inventory of 1492. The "danza moresca" is an exotic, bizarre competitive dance for the sexual favours of a woman. It is significant that this bacchanalian kind of painting was placed in both an urban palazzo and a suburban villa. The actual painting is now lost, however we can examine a Florentine print that was related to its records in the inventories. Through this process, this study shall reveal that the Flemish paintings also fulfilled the Medici's taste for a kind of grotesque which can also be seen as a direct visual equivalent of Lorenzo's Canzone Carnascialesche.