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Lorenzo Monaco


  Lorenzo Monaco

(b ?1370–75; d ?Florence, ?1425–30).

Italian painter, illuminator and draughtsman. His name means Lorenzo the Monk, and he was a member of the Camaldolese Order. His mystical and contemplative works, distinguished by their sinuous line and radiant, high-keyed colour, represent the culmination of the Late Gothic style in Florence. He is remembered principally for his paintings on panel and in illuminated manuscripts, but he also worked to a limited extent in fresco, and a few drawings have also survived. His altarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin (1414; Florence, Uffizi), painted for his own monastery, is a virtuoso display of the exquisite craftsmanship and brilliant colour of late medieval art.





Maria mit dem Kinde

Cut-out Crucifix (detail)

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

The Flight into Egypt

c. 1405
Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg

The Crucifixion
Musee du Louvre, Paris

The Banquet of Herod
Musee du Louvre, Paris

The Meeting between St. James the Major and Hermogenes
Musee du Louvre, Paris

Christ in the Garden and The Women at the Sepulchre
Wings of a Triptych
Musee du Louvre, Paris

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