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Altichiero

Altichiero  

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(active 1370s and 1380s).Italian painter. He was the outstanding north Italian painter of the 14th century, but little is known of his life. He probably came from Zevio near Verona and is sometimes ...
ancient art, post-Antique collecting

ancient art, post-Antique collecting  

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Collecting of antiquities began in the ancient period itself with the art collections of the Hellenistic dynasts and Romans of the republican and imperial periods (see art Market, ancient). The ...
Bartolomeo Sanvito

Bartolomeo Sanvito  

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 (1435–1511) Italian scribe, scholar, and illuminator.Beginning his career in Padua c.1453, he was mostly in Rome from 1469, and died in Padua. His illumination (see illuminated manuscript, medieval) ...
collecting

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The assembly of works of art, sometimes at great expense, has since classical times conveyed an element of prestige associated with power, wealth, and connoisseurship. Private collecting on a ...
Francisco Pacheco

Francisco Pacheco  

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(bapt. Sanlúcar de Barrameda, nr. Cadiz, 3 Nov. 1564; bur. Seville, 27 Nov. 1644).Spanish painter and writer, active in Seville. He was a man of great culture, a poet and scholar as well as a ...
Il Riccio

Il Riccio  

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(b Trento, Apr. 1470; d Padua, 8 July 1532).Italian sculptor, born at Trento, and active in and around Padua; his nickname means ‘curly head’. He was trained as a goldsmith by his father, but he ...
Jan Provost

Jan Provost  

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(b Mons, c.1465; d Bruges, Jan. 1529).Netherlandish painter, active mainly in Bruges, where he settled in 1494. He was perhaps a pupil of Marmion, whose widow he married soon after the master's death ...
medal

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A small, flat piece of metal bearing a design commemorating a person or event and produced in multiple copies; usually it resembles an outsize coin, with a profile portrait on one side (the obverse) ...
Pintoricchio

Pintoricchio  

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(b Perugia, c.1456; d Siena, 11 Dec. 1513).Italian painter. His nickname has been variously explained as being a reference to ‘his small stature and unprepossessing appearance’, as meaning ‘rich ...
Polish art

Polish art  

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Poland was probably settled by Slavonic tribes during the first millennium, but it was not until the reign of the Piast Duke Mieszko I (960–92) that Christianity was established. In ...
Taddeo di Bartolo

Taddeo di Bartolo  

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(b Siena, c.1362; d Siena, c.1422).Sienese painter. He was the leading painter in Siena in the first two decades of the 15th century and also worked in and for other cities. His style was ...
Treatise

Treatise  

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[tree-tiz]A written work devoted to the systematic examination of a particular subject, usually philosophical or scientific.
Urbino

Urbino  

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One of the most famous and important groups of 16th-century maiolica factories patronized by the Dukes of Urbino. Although the term is now applied only to the factories in and around Urbino, it ...
Vatican Museums

Vatican Museums  

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Institutions housing the enormous collections of antiquities and works of art accumulated by the papacy since the beginning of the 15th century. As the leaders of the Christian Church the popes have ...
Vienna: patronage and collecting

Vienna: patronage and collecting  

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Vienna has been the capital of the Federal Republic of Austria since 1918. During the course of its history it was the residence both of the Babenberger dynasty (1156–1246) and ...
white vine

white vine  

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A border and initial decoration composed of elaborately entwined white vine stems, often left as bare parchment against a richly coloured background, found in manuscripts and incunabula. Originally a ...

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