Religious, Portraits, Catholicism, Girolama Savonarola, Bonfire of Vanities, Florence, Book Burning
"Renouncing the Vanities By Order of Savonarola"
Wood engraving made after a painting by Topham. Published ca 1890.
Girolamo Savonrola's "Bonfire of the Vanities" took place in Florence February 7, 1497.
Savonarola called the masses to repentance and a moral revival.
Original antique print
14 x 23 cm (5.5 x 9")
A bonfire of the vanities (Italian: falò delle vanità) is a burning of objects condemned by religious authorities as occasions of sin. Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola collected and burned thousands of objects such as cosmetics, art, and books in the public square of Florence, Italy, on the occasion of Shrove Tuesday, martedí grasso.
Destruction of secular art and culture.