Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Peruzzi Altarpiece

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

By endowing his figures with realistic mass and expressive gestures and features, Giotto helped to establish the more natural style that ushered in the Italian Renaissance. The inclusion of St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Baptist, and St. Francis of Assisi has led to the hypothesis that the altarpiece was painted for the Peruzzi family chapel, which was dedicated to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, in the Franciscan church of Santa Croce in Florence. In the middle of the fifteenth century, the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti recorded four paintings and four chapels painted by Giotto in this church, but it cannot be determined whether the Museum's altarpiece was one of the paintings to which he referred.

Keywords

Raleigh, North Carolina., United States, Florence, Italy. (Church of Santa Croce), Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Raleigh, North Carolina., United States; Florence, Italy. (Church of Santa Croce)

Time Period

Ca. 1322

Type

StillImage

Rights

This material is licensed by USF Libraries for the research and teaching needs of USF students, staff, and faculty only. See: https://lib.usf.edu/collections-and-discovery/collection-management/user-terms/

Access Restrictions

Only thumbnail images and descriptive information are available to non-USF users. Full access to this collection is available only to authorized users on the USF network on campus or via VPN.

Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0300

The Peruzzi Altarpiece

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