Pesellino, an Unknown Master of the Renaissance

Pesellino, an Unknown Master of the Renaissance
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“From what we know about him, if he had lived longer, he would have accomplished much more than he did.” This is how Giorgio Vasari wrote about Pesellino, a fifteenth-century painter and miniaturist who was inspired above all by the styles of Filippo Lippi and Beato Angelico. We find him in Florence in the mid-15th century, but his premature death, at the age of 35, and the incorrect attribution of his works contributed to making him one of the greatest Renaissance painters of whom few have heard, this despite the fame achieved in his time. Only one work by Pesellino is fully documented and it is the last known one by the Florentine artist: the Altarpiece of the Trinity, dated 1455, whose fragments were reunited in the early twentieth century at the National Gallery. Today an exhibition, the first ever dedicated to the Renaissance painter Francesco Pesellino, expected in London from 7 December 2023 to 10 March 2024, will try to raise awareness of the life and works of this Italian painter through the presentation of the works of art that are part of the National Gallery collection, as well as key masterpieces from across Europe and the United States, from the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown to the Musée du Louvre in Paris, from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon to the Courtauld Gallery in London.

Paolo Mastazza - © 2023 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London