Salimbeni

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Brothers Lorenzo (1374-c1418) and Jacopo (c.1370/80 - after 1426) Salimbeni, Italian medieval painters representative of International Gothic style.

Biography[edit]

The artistic careers of Lorenzo Salimbeni (San Severino Marche 1374-c1418) and Jacopo Salimbeni (c.1370/80-after 1426) brothers spanned in both relatively narrow area and short time, from the triptych painting of the altarpiece of the Mystical Marriage by Lorenzo alone in 1400 (Pinacoteca Civica, San Severino) to the frescoes of the Crucifixion and Scenes from the Life of St John the Baptist in the Oratory of San Giovanni, Urbino, in 1416. However, the major part of their work is to be found in churches in and around their home town, San Severino Marche.[1]

Works[edit]

The role as scholar of the older brother, Lorenzo is more relevant: many known works are signed by him alone, but anyone is undoubtedly ascribable to Jacopo.

Mystical marriage of Santa Caterina, 1400

Several Salimbenian works can be viewed in San Severino: some frescoes coming from the old cathedral and depicting the episodes of Saint John the Evangelist, have been reassembled in the vault of Civic Pinacotheca in San Severino. The two painters frescoed the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Doliolo, the san Domenico Church and the old Cathedral of Saint Maria della Pieve in San Severino. Their masterpieces are among the finest examples of what is known as Italian Court Gothic style and in spite of their production was limited to few provinces of east-central Italy, their stylistic elements are representative of the internationalization of that pictorial language.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Salimbeni from marchworldwide.org