• Author Vittoria Garibaldi
  • Series Art monographs
  • Binding Hardcover with jacket
  • Size 24 x 32,5 cm
  • Pages 272
  • Illustrations 150 a colori
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2005
  • ISBN 9788882158132
  • Price € 25,50
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The results of the study conference held in Perugia in 2000, of the restoration of many works and the Umbrian exhibitions in 2004, particularly that on the "Divin pittore" at the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, help us to understand better today the role of that extraordinary 15th century artist Pietro Vannucci, called "Perugino" by the Florentines and considered in his own day to be "the best master of Italy". In this thorough biography Vittoria Garibaldi relates the life of the painter and his artistic production, from his apprenticeship in Florence to his early works in Umbria, followed by the great Roman successes of the San Bernardino niche and the Sistine Chapel.
The fortune of Perugino, who was also the master of Raphael, continued with important commissions, such as the San Pietro polyptych, the frescoes for the Collegio del Cambio in Perugia, the Chigi altarpiece and the Sant’Agostino polyptych, works fundamental to an understanding of the innovatory stamp of his art.
The volume, lavishly illustrated, is completed with a biography and an updated bibliography.