Altichiero in the Fifteenth Century

Richards, J. (2014) Altichiero in the Fifteenth Century. In: Knapton, M., Law, J. E. and Smith, A. A. (eds.) Venice and the Veneto during the Renaissance: the legacy of Benjamin Kohl. Firenze University Press: Firenze, pp. 427-445. ISBN 9788866556633

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Abstract

Altichiero was the dominant north Italian painter of the later Trecento. In Padua, in the 1370s and early 1380s, he worked for patrons close to Petrarch and his circle and perhaps in direct contact with the poet himself. By the time of the second edition of Vasari’s Vite (1568) the memory of Altichiero’s work had suffered significant occlusion, and Vasari’s account of him is little more than an appendix to his life of Carpaccio. Only since the later nineteenth century, and particularly in the last fifty or so years, has Altichiero’s reputation been restored. It is the purpose of this paper to examine aspects of that reputation throughout the century or so after the painter’s death (by April 1393).

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Richards, Dr John
Authors: Richards, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
Publisher:Firenze University Press
ISBN:9788866556633
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 Reti Medievali and Firenze University Press
First Published:First published in Venice and the Veneto during the Renaissance: the legacy of Benjamin Kohl: 427-445
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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