The Early Renaissance




 

 


Andrea del Castagno

 
 
 

Andrea del Castagno
[Andrea di Bartolo di Simone di Bargiella; Andreino degli Impicchati]

 

(b Castagno, before 1419; d Florence, bur 19 Aug 1457).

Italian painter. He was the most influential 15th-century Florentine master, after Masaccio, of the realistic rendering of the figure and the representation of the human body as a three-dimensional solid by means of contours. By translating into the terms of painting the statues of the Florentine sculptors Nanni di Banco and Donatello, Castagno set Florentine painting on a course dominated by line (the Florentine tradition of disegno), the effect of relief and the sculptural depiction of the figure that became its distinctive trait throughout the Italian Renaissance, a trend that culminated in the art of Michelangelo.

 

  
God the Father

1442
Fresco
San Zaccaria, Venice

 

 


St John the Evangelist

1442
Fresco
San Zaccaria, Venice

 

 


St John the Baptist

1442
Fresco
San Zaccaria, Venice

 
 


Death of the Virgin

1442-43
Basilica di San Marco, Venice

 
 

Crucifixion and Saints

1440-41
Fresco
Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova, Florence
 
 

Madonna and Child with Saints

c. 1445
Fresco
Contini Bonacossi Collection, Florence
 

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