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Carolyn Steel – thinking about our relationship with the country side reminded me about a conversation I had about the crofting social system and how this can reflect creative practices – characterised by its common working communities.

Steel also references The Allegory of the Good and Bad Government – the analogy I choose to use is ‘ the better a city treats its resources the better the resources treat its city’

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The Allegory of the Good and Bad Government (Allegoria del Buon Governo, in Italian) by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (c. 1290 – 9 June 1348) is a huge fresco painted from 1337 to 1339 in the Sala dei Nove (Room of the Nine), in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall).

The Allegory of the Good and Bad Government is a large assembly of metaphorical figures painted with frescoes on three out of four walls. The Allegory is composed of:

    • Allegory of the Good Government
    • Effects of Good Government on Town and Country
    • Allegory of Bad Government and its Effects on Town and Country

 

The Allegory of the Good and Bad Government’s story and meaning

The Allegory of the Good and Bad Government’s pictures’ close examination

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