Antelami, Benedetto

Antelami, Benedetto

(bānādĕt`tō äntālä`mē), c.1150–c.1225, Italian sculptor. Considered the most important sculptor of the late Romanesque period in N Italy, Antelami was an aesthetic forebear of Nicola and Giovanni PisanoPisano, Nicola
, b. c.1220, d. between 1278 and 1287, major Italian sculptor, believed to have come from Apulia. He founded a new school of sculpture in Italy. His first great work was the marble pulpit for the baptistery in Pisa, completed in 1259.
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. His relief carvings emphasize rhythmic design by means of drapery details on elongate figures and tight compositions. The faces of his figures are profoundly expressive. Antelami's style, as in his doors for the baptistery at Parma (begun 1196), suggests that he was trained in S France. It is clear that his late work was influenced by French Gothic style.

Antelami, Benedetto

 

Born circa 1150; died circa 1230. Italian sculptor and architect. An outstanding master of Romanesque sculpture. He was influenced by the plastic an of southern France.

Antelami worked mainly in Parma, where he began (in 1196), and carried out a substantial part of a sculptured decoration of the Baptistery. He also created the relief The Descent From the Cross (1178) for the city cathedral.

REFERENCES

De Francovich, G. Benedetto Antelami .... vols. 1–2. Milan-Florence, 1952. (Bibliography.)
Toesca, P. II Battistero di Parma. . . .Milan, 1960
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