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Alticière yes

Italia • 1320−1385

Biography and information

Italian artist of the period of Italo-Byzantine art. Born in the small town of Zevio, near Verona. About the artist's life are extremely scanty information. Considered the founder of the Veronese school of painting. About 1316 worked at the court of Cangrande. In 1360-ies, Altichiero participated in the decoration of the famous Palace of the rock.


It is known that Altichiero Yes, Zevio together with Jacopo d Avanzo in 1376 painted majestic and austere frescoes of the chapel of San Felice in the great Cathedral of San Antonio in the late 1370's and early 1380-ies — the chapel of St. George in the square before the Church in Padua, worked in Verona (painting in the Church of St. Anastasia). But on the participation of each of these two great artists paintings of cathedrals among historians and researchers of Italian torresani painting there is disagreement. I believe that seven paintings from the history of St. James belong Zevio, which was probably older than Jacopo d Avanzo and style was a follower of the school founded by Giotto (1267-1337), whose name is associated a new stage in the development of Italian and European art (proto-Renaissance through).


The most significant creation of Altichiero Yes, Zevio and Jacopo d Avanzo can be considered the Sistine Chapel of San George in Padua (around 1377-1379). Most of the wall paintings in this series dedicated to the legends from the life of Santa Lucia, made of AVANZA. The painting of this — the most intense expression of the narrative line in Italian painting of the second half of the 13th century-wider than before, the coverage of reality, master of the time the decision of the architectural backgrounds of city streets and interiors, live transmission of human figures and the crowd in "the Execution of St. Lucia", a vivid portrait images in the scene "the Burial of St. Lucia" show that the religious theme is revealed by the artists in terms of truthful image of life events. Development of the principles of art Giotto was the great merit of these masters who have informed them almost until the 15th century, when realist tradition has been a powerful takeoff in the art of Masaccio.