Fra Bartolommeo Location
Italian painter and draughtsman. Vasari and later historians agree that Fra Bartolommeo was an essential force in the formation and growth of the High Renaissance. He was the first painter in Florence to understand Leonardo da Vincis painterly and compositional procedures. Later he created a synthesis between Leonardos tonal painting and Venetian luminosity of colour. Equally important were his inventions for depicting divinity as a supernatural force, and his type of sacra conversazione in which the saints are made to witness and react to a biblical event occurring before their eyes, rather than standing in devout contemplation, as was conventional before. His drawings, too, are exceptional both for their abundance and for their level of inventiveness. Many artists came under his influence: Albertinelli, Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Titian, Correggio, Beccafumi, Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino.
ID: 62381 Europa and the Bull 1470-90 Bronze, height: 22 cm Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence Bellano, a sculptor from Padua was an assistant to Donatello when the old master worked on the pulpits of San Lorenzo in Florence. The statuette depicting Europa and the Bull was executed in Padua. The small bronze statuette reflects a naturalistic style heavily tempered in spirit by Donatello's classicism. Author: BELLANO, Bartolommeo Title: Europa and the Bull , 1451-1500 , Italian Form: sculpture , mythological