Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Gaddi

Ambrogio Lorenzetti

Andreadi di Bonaiuto

Andrea del Castagno

Andrea del Sarto

Andrea di Bartolo

Andrea Mantegna

Antonello da Messina

Antonio del Pollaiuolo

Bartolo di Fredi

Bartolomeo di Giovanni

Benozzo Gozzoli

Benvenuto di Giovanni

Bernard Berenson

Bernardo Daddi

Bianca Cappello

Bicci di Lorenzo

Bonaventura Berlinghieri

Buonamico Buffalmacco

Byzantine art

Cimabue

Dante

Dietisalvi di Speme

Domenico Beccafumi

Domenico di Bartolo

Domenico di Michelino

Domenico veneziano

Donatello

Duccio di Buoninsegna

Eleonora da Toledo

Federico Zuccari

Filippino Lippi

Filippo Lippi

Fra Angelico

Fra Carnevale

Francesco di Giorgio Martini

Francesco Pesellino

Francesco Rosselli

Francia Bigio

Gentile da Fabriano

Gherarducci

Domenico Ghirlandaio

Giambologna

Giorgio Vasari

Giotto di bondone

Giovanni da Modena

Giovanni da San Giovanni

Giovanni di Francesco

Giovanni di Paolo

Giovanni Toscani

Girolamo di Benvenuto

Guidoccio Cozzarelli

Guido da Siena

Il Sodoma

Jacopo del Sellaio

Jacopo Pontormo

Lippo Memmi

Lippo Vanni

Lorenzo Ghiberti

Lorenzo Monaco

Lo Scheggia

Lo Spagna

Luca Signorelli

masaccio

masolino da panicale

master of monteoliveto

master of saint francis

master of the osservanza

matteo di giovanni

memmo di filippuccio

neroccio di bartolomeo

niccolo di segna

paolo di giovanni fei

paolo ucello

perugino

piero della francesca

piero del pollaiolo

piero di cosimo

pietro aldi

pietro lorenzetti

pinturicchio

pontormo

sandro botticelli

sano di pietro

sassetta

simone martini

spinello aretino


taddeo di bartolo

taddeo gaddi

ugolino di nerio

vecchietta

 

             
 
Maestro di San Francesco, Discesa dalla croce, Deposizione nel sepolcro, tre Santi, pannelli di un polittico, 
Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia
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Maestro di San Francesco, Discesa dalla croce, Deposizione nel sepolcro, tre Santi, pannelli di un polittico,
Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

Travel guide for Tuscany
       
   
Master of Saint Francis

   
   

Active in the third quarter of the thirteenth century, the Master of Saint Francis derives his name from a painting of Saint Francis from the Portiuncula Chapel now in Santa Maria degli Angeli at Assisi. He was also responsible for a cycle of frescoes in the nave of the Lower Church of San Francesco at Assisi.


His last known dated work is a Crucifix of 1272 in the Perugia Gallery.

The dramatic expressiveness of his style is combined with a use of line and brilliant colour and may have influenced Duccio and other painters from Siena.

 


Master of Saint Francis, Double-sided Polyptych. Deposition. c.1272. National Gallery of Umbria, Perugia
Master of Saint Francis, double-sided Polyptych. Deposition. c.1272. National Gallery of Umbria, Perugia

   
   

 

     
The fresco cycle in the nave of the Lower Church

 

   

The fresco cycle in the nave of the Lower Church with five scenes from the Passion of Christ on the right wall and five scenes from the Life of St Francis on the left.

 

Francis preaching the birds.fresco. master of st francis. Assisi

 

Lamentation over the Dead Christ fresco Master of st Francis. Assisi

 

Master Of St Francis - Scenes from the Passion of Christ - Christ on the Cross

Francis preaching the birds

 

  Lamentation over the Dead Christ   Christ on the Cross
         

Master Of St Francis - Scenes from the Passion of Christ - Deposition of Christ from the Cross - WGA14501.jpg

       

Deposition of Christ from the Cross

 

       

 

       
         
Saint Francis flanked by two angels.

 

The panel employed in this painting was the wooden plank which served at Saint Francis’ deathbed.
This is attested by the inscription in the book which the Saint holds: "HIC MIHI VIVENTI LECTUS FUIT ET MORIENTI" (This ws .my bed both in life and death". The inscription on the lower half of the panel refers to Francis' stigmata [3].
 
Master of St. Francis. Saint Francis and Angels, 13th cent. , Museo della Porziuncola, Assisi
       

Master of St. Francis. Saint Francis and Angels, 13th cent. , Museo della Porziuncola, Assisi

 

Saints Bartholomew and Simon

 

The present panel depicting Saints Bartholomew and Simon, one of thirteen, formed part of one of the greatest Italian altarpieces of the third quarter of the thirteenth century. It is likely that the altarpiece was commissioned for the main altar of the church of San Francesco al Prato in Perugia, where it would have stood over an early Christian sarcophagus containing the body of Saint Francis's follower, the Beato Egidio. The form of the painted arches in the altarpiece panels appears to derive from the sarcophagus, and the disposition of the two figures in the present work reflects the scheme of two figures in relief to the right of Christ on the sarcophagus [2].

 
Master of Saint Francis. Double-sided Polyptych. Saints Bartholomew and Simon 1265-75, Metropolitan Museum. New York
    Master of Saint Francis. Double-sided Polyptych. Saints Bartholomew and Simon 1265-75, Metropolitan Museum. New York

 

     
On either side of the crucified Christ are the Three Maries and Saint John the Evangelist, with the centurion who recognised at the Crucifixion that Christ was the Son of God. The words 'Rex Gloriae' on the cross, mean 'King of Glory'.

This type of crucifix was often painted on both sides and carried in religious processions. It may also have contained a relic or relics in the round cavity seen above Christ's head.

 

Master of Saint Francis -- Crucifix detail.jpg

   

Master of Saint Francis, detail of a crucifix, c.1265-70; egg tempera on wood National Gallery, London,
probably about 1272-85, The National Gallery, London

 

Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo   Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, tempera e oro su tavola, 410 × 328 cm, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia   Maestro di san francesco, croce dipinta, umbria 1262-70 ca., Musée du Louvre, Paris

Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo

 

 

 

Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, tempera e oro su tavola, 410 × 328 cm, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

  Maestro di san francesco, croce dipinta, umbria 1262-70 ca., Musée du Louvre, Paris
Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo (particolare del Cristo, Christus patiens)   Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo (particolare)   Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo (dettaglio)

Dettagli del Grande croce del Maestro di San Francesco, Chiesa di San Francesco Arezzo.
Nelle tabelle alle estremità dei bracci orizzontali sono rappresentati la Madonna e san Giovanni dolenti [1].

   
Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, tempera e oro su tavola, 410 × 328 cm, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia   Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia   Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, particolare del volto, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, tempera e oro su tavola, 410 × 328 cm, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

 

 

Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, particolare del, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia

  Maestro di San Francesco, 1272, particolare del volto, Galleria nazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia
    Crocifisso di Londra del Maestro di San Francesco, 1272-1285 circa, tempera e oro su tavola, 92,1 × 71 cm, National Gallery, Londra
       

Crocifisso di Londra del Maestro di San Francesco, 1272-1285 circa, National Gallery, Londra

 

         
         
         
         
         
         
 
   


The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Treasury of Saint Francis of Assisi | www.metmuseum.org


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[2] Source: Master of Saint Francis, Saints Bartholomew and Simon,1266–75 | www.metmuseum.org
[3] Enzo Carli, Italian Primitives: Panel Painting of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries,  Abrams,. New York, 1965




Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Known for its enchanting landscapes, its fantastic and genuine food and beautiful towns as Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Siena. The strategical geographical position in southern Tuscany will give you the opportunity of arriving in Siena and other important cities of art in Tuscany, such as San Gimignano, Volterra and Massa Marittima.

The towns of Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano are all important provincial capitals in the area and within easy driving distance. Pienza has some wonderful views over the orchid valley below, so be sure to climb up from the Piazza Dante Alighieri to the via Santa Caterina at the edge of the town and marvel at the wonderful panorama.


Treasures in southern Tuscany | Holiday homes in the Tuscan Maremma | Podere Santa Pia

 

 


Podere Santa Pia
Siena, Piazza del Campo

Cypress trees between San Quirico d'Orcia and Montalcino
   
   

Monte Cucco wine region

Arcidosso

Montalcino
 
   

 

 
Castiglion Fiorentino,  Castello di Montecchio Vesponi
Cortona, Santa Maria de Nuova
Orvieto, Duomo
Arezzo