The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting: Volume by Raimond Van Marle

By Raimond Van Marle

The pictorial creation which, in Tuscany, belongs to the cosmopolitan Gothic variety, indicates sure peculiarities which differentiate it from the opposite neighborhood teams. the reason for this phenomenon needs to be sought for within the inventive move in th Florence and Siena earlier than the start of the I5 century. it's obvious that during those cities creative currents have been tested that have been with the intention to say self sustaining and supplied in themselves a robust response opposed to any outdoor effect. furthermore, opposite to the areas of Northern Italy, either the cities of Florence and Siena have been too a ways far away from different nations to think the consequences of the evolution that happened within the box of figurative artwork. it really is precise that definite districts to the south of Tuscany have been motivated by means of overseas faculties yet this is often accounted for via the feebleness of neighborhood centres of any significance, if no longer their whole absence.

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Richa, Notizie istoriche delle chiese fiorentine, 1. Florence, 1755, p. 81. BICCI DI LORENZO this figure as the portrait of Delio Delli. Vasari tells us also that besides many paintings through-out the town, Delio represented the Twelve Apostles inside the church of Sta. Maria Nuova; Richa repeats some of Vasari's attributions and mentions still from the hand of Delio a fresco of the martyrdom of St Agatha in grisaille, in a corridor of the con vent dedicated to this saint which he describes as "poor in architecture, in inventions and in attitudes" (1).

Vavassour Elder, op. , p. 264. AND SOME CONTEMPORARIES At Lastra a Signa, near Florence, where, as we saw, Bicci was active, we find some productions of his school. A fresco over thedoorofthe hospital of S_ Antonio represents the Virgin and Child, while near there, at S_ Stefano Calcinaia,a fragmentary mural painting shows the Madonna who is being crowned by an angel; beside her stands St. John the Baptist but the figure to the other side has dis a ppeared; three medallions above contain Fig. 20.

Photo Al ina r i. the Virgin holding the almost naked Child on her knee in the midst of four cherubim with SS. John the Baptist and (I) Logan Berenson, op. , p. 2I2. 1. Vavassour Elder, Rassegna d'Ane, 19 I6, p. 185. (2) A. Venturi, L'Arte, IX, 1906, p. 222. (8) F. M. Perkins, Rass egna d' Arte, 1907, p. 9 [ note. G. Gronau, Kunstchronik, 7th Jun e 19')7. G. Poggi, Gentile da Fabriano e B. ; Rivista d'Arte, 1907, p. 85. In the catalogue of the exhibition of Umbrian art, 1907, p . 29, a point of interrogation accompanies this attribution.

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