Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lorenzo Monaco (c. 1370 - 1424)


Monaco (birth name: Piero di Giovanni) was a marvelous Gothic Artist. And, as most artists from that long bygone time, we know very little about him. Though we do know that as he aged the Early Renaissance style began to emerge, which he to some extent rejected, never utilizing the rising-in-popularity linear perspective. His paintings are full of vivid characterizations and that wonderfully strange and potent symbolism  that defined, to some extent, Gothic Art.

The Beheading of St. Catherine of Alexandria

Diptych: St. Jerome

Coronation of the Virgin and Adoring Saints

The Meeting Between St. James the Major and Hermogenes 

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