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Andrea del Castagno

Andrea del Castagno
Life Dates
(c. 1421/23 - 1457)
Early Renaissance

Andrea del Castagno Biography

Andrea del Castagno (full name Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla, also Andrea di Bartolomeo di Simone di Bargilla), one of the most influential 15th-century Italian Renaissance painters, was born c. 1421/23 in a village of Castagno, near Florence. Due to Giorgio Vasari’s mistake in “Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects”, where he vividly described the brutal murder of Domenico Veneziano by his friend, Andrea del Castagno, the name of the artist and his works were forgotten for centuries.

Andrea del Castagno 24 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Andrea del Castagno Bibliography

Horner M. Andrea del Castagno. Oxford. 1980.

Andrea Del Castagno: Complete Edition With a Critical Catalogue by Marita Horster, Cornell Univ Pr; 1980.

Monumental Painting of Italian Renaissance. by I. Smirnova. Moscow. 1987.

The Art of the Italian Renaissance. Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Drawing. Könemann. 1995.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

Andrea Del Castagno and His Patrons by John R. Spencer. Duke Univ Pr, 1991.