Lucchese School

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'Madonna and Child', tempera and gold on wood panel by an anonymous painter of the Lucchese School, ca. 1200, El Paso Museum of Art

The Lucchese School, also known as the School of Lucca and as the Pisan-Lucchese School, was a school of painting and sculpture that flourished in the 11th and 12th centuries in western and southern Tuscany with an important center in Volterra. The art is mostly anonymous. Although not as elegant or delicate as the Florentine School, Lucchese works are remarkable for their monumentality.

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  • Garrison, Edward B., Toward a New History of Early Lucchese Painting, The Art Bulletin, Vol. 33, No. 1 (Mar., 1951), 11-31.
  • Lasareff, Victor, Two Newly-Discovered Pictures of the Lucca School, The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, Vol. 51, No. 293 (Aug., 1927), 56-67.
  • Sturgis, Russell, A dictionary of architecture and building, biographical, historical, and descriptive, Vol. 2, New York, The Macmillan company, 1901, 565.