Andrea di Bonaiuto da Firenze
Andrea di Bonaiuto
Nativity with donors
|Died||July 1377 (aged 34)|
|Other names||Andrea da Firenze|
Andrea di Bonaiuto da Firenze or Andrea da Firenze (I) (active 1343 – 1377) was an Italian painter active in Florence.
Andrea di Bonaiuto is known for his stained glass window of the Coronation of Mary in the Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and his fresco decorations in the Spanish chapel (then called Cappellone degli Spagnoli) of the chapter house there. The central theme of the fresco's in the Spanish chapel is the glorification of the Dominican Order.
From mid 1366 to mid 1367 Andrea di Bonaiuto was one of the artists advising on the construction of the Florence Cathedral.
Although a follower of traditional models, Andrea di Bonaiuto brought innovation by softening details and contours with soft and blended shadows and emphasizing the two-dimensional aspect of the painted surface through painted and punched decorative effects.
- 2 paintings by or after Andrea di Bonaiuto da Firenze at the Art UK site
- Media related to Andrea di Bonaiuto da Firenze at Wikimedia Commons
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