Andrea De Marchi

Il progetto di Giotto tra sperimentazione e definizione del canone: partimenti a finti marmi nelle cappelle del transetto di Santa Croce

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  • The article focuses on the framing and on the decorative faux-marble paintings in the oldest chapels in Santa Croce frescoed at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The simulation of faux-marbles was here organically established in order to organize all the surfaces. This idea
  • elaborated in the lower church of San Francesco in Assisi
  • was passed on to Santa Croce in Florence only later. The close similarities in the decorative organization of the transept chapels imply a common project that was entrusted to Giotto and agreed upon with the friars. The possibility of anchoring the decoration of the chapel «degli Angeli»
  • which can be related to the workshop of the St. Cecilia Master and to a commission by Gemma Velluti
  • to the date of 1321 offers a fundamental reference for the dating of Giottoâ€
  • s Peruzzi and Bardi chapels


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