Art and Art History (Pomona)
San Martino ai Monti (Church : Rome, Italy); Mural painting and decoration, Early Christian-Italy-Rome; Church decoration and ornament-Italy-Rome
This work presents an architectural and art-historical study of the buildings of the monastery and church of S. Martino ai Monti in Rome, the use of which dates from the Carolingian period in the Middle Ages. The authors defend the theories of art historian Richard Krautheimer, who posited that the ancient architectural remnants found in the basement below the basilica date from the sixth century and were used by Christians of that period. The authors defend these claims with a study of the frescoes and wall paintings found there.
© 1984 Judson J. Emerick
Davis-Weyer, Caecilia and Judson J. Emerick. The early sixth-century frescoes at S. Martino ai Monti in Rome. T�bigen: Verlag Ernst Wasmuth, 1984.