Gherardo Starnina

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Gherardo Starnina
'Dormition of the Virgin' by Gherardo Starnina, c. 1404-1408, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Gherardo Starnina (c. 1360–1413)[1] was an Italian painter from Florence in the Quattrocento era.

According to the biographer Giorgio Vasari, Starnina initially trained with Antonio Veneziano, then with Agnolo Gaddi. He is claimed to have participated in the painting of the frescos in the Castellani Chapel in Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence. He is also said to have moved to Spain in 1380 to work under Juan I of Castile, and is attributed some painting in the San Blas chapel of the Cathedral of Toledo.

Several paintings formerly attributed to the Master of the Bambino Vispo are now attributed to Gherardo Starnina, and the two artists may have been the same person.[2]

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  1. ^ "Gherardo Starnina". The J. Paul Getty Trust. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ Zeri, Federico (1988). La Collezione Federico Mason Perkins. Assisi: Casa Editrice Francescana. p. 35. Lo stile di questo dipinto è quello di un artista che in un primo tempo è stato ricostruito dalla critica sotto la denominazione provvisoria di 'Maestro del Bambino Vispo', per la singolare connotazione umorale che si riscontra nelle figure di Gesù Bambino nei suoi dipinti. Di recente, l'dentità storica dell'anonimo pittore è stata sciolta in favore di Gheardo Starnina, un pittore molto noto ai suoi tempi..." "The style of this painting is that of an artist who at first was identified by critics using the provisional title 'Maestro del Bambino Vispo', for the singular, humoral conntation seen in the baby Jesus in his paintings. Recently, the identity of the anonymous painter has been 'dissolved' in favor of Gherardo Starnina, a painter well known in his time... 

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