In this interesting booklet, Fra Carnevale—heretofore a mysterious, quasi-legendary figure—emerges as a well-defined and pivotal artist in Renaissance Florence. In providing their case, the authors take the reader from the workshop of Filippo Lippi in Florence to Urbino, capital of Federico da Montefeltro’s duchy within the quarter of the Marches. It was once a highway such a lot memorably traveled via Piero della Francesca, who labored in Florence in 1439 and have become Federico’s favourite artist. This e-book exhibits that different lesser identified artists like Fra Carnevale additionally took a similar path.

Among the numerous different artists—painters and sculptors—crucial to Fra Carnevale’s formation and mentioned during this quantity are Domenico Veneziano, Luca della Robbia, Pesellino, and Agostino di Duccio. Essays by way of Keith Christiansen, Andrea De Marchi, and Matteo Ceriana and a documentary appendix via Andrea Di Lorenzo and Matteo Mazzalupi remodel our wisdom of this intriguing second within the historical past of Renaissance art.

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