The Historical Context

 

Preface: Nature of Painting

Lucian
  On Zeuxis the Painter
     

 

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Mary P. Merrifield

 

Medieval and Renaissance Treatises on the Arts of Painting, chap. 1 of introduction

Master Peter of St. Audemar
  On Making Colours, 150-51
Cennino d'Andrea Cennini
  Il Libro dell'Arte (The Craftsman's Handbook), chaps. 1-34

 

Byzantine Style

12th-Century Italy:

Mosaic

 

 

13th-Century Italy:

Bonaventura Berlinghiero

 

 

13th-Century Italy:

Coppo di Marcovaldo

 

 

14th-Century Italy:

Master of the Orcagnesque Misericordia

 

 

14th-Century Russia:

Icons

 

 

Gothic Style

13th-Century Italy:

Cimabue

 

 

14th-Century Italy:

Andrea da Firenze

 


14th-Century Netherlands:

Melchior Broederlam

 

 

15th-Century Netherlands:

The Limbourg Brothers

 

 

15th-Century Flemish:

Robert Campin

 

 

15th/16th-Century Netherlands:

Hieronymus Bosch

 

 

16th-CenturyGermany:

Matthias Grunewald

 

 

   

 

The Madonna

 

 

 

Early Renaissance in Italy

 

Giotto di Bondone
 

 

Masaccio
 

 

Benozzo Gozzoli
 

 

Filippo Lippi
 

 

   

 

Additional Reading

John Addington Symonds, Renaissance in Italy, The Fine Arts

 

Links

Byzantine Icons

Byzantine Icons, A Brief Guide

The Gothic Style

The International Gothic Style

World's Great Madonnas

Giotto di Bondone, Biography

Masaccio: The Life, The Genius, The Works

 

 

 

 

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