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Antonello da Messina

Antonello da Messina
Life Dates
(c. 1430-79)
Early Renaissance

Antonello da Messina Biography

Born c. 1430 in Messina, the painter Antonello for a long time was famed for having introduced oil painting to the Italian art. “Once this new secret that Antonello had brought from Flanders into the city of Milan had been understood, Antonello was admired and cherished by those magnificent noblemen for as long as he lived,” wrote Giorgio Vasari.

Antonello da Messina 18 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Antonello da Messina Bibliography

Antonello da Messina. Old Italian Masters. by V. Lazarev. Moscow. 1972. (in Russian)

The Rescued Masterpieces. Publishing House The Soviet Painter. Moscow. 1977. (In Russian)

Antonello da Messina and his Portraits. by V.N. Graszhenko. Moscow. 1981. (in Russian)

Monumental Painting of Italian Renaissance. by I. Smirnova. Moscow. 1987. (in Russian)

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

Italian Painting. Artists and Their Masterpieces Throughout the Ages. Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft.1998.

The Lives of the Artistsby Giorgio Vasari. Peter Smith Publisher, 1993.

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

Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master by Gioacchino Barbera. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006.