Giunta Pisano


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Giunta Pisano

(jo͞on`tä pēzä`nō), fl. 1236–1255, Italian painter of Pisa. Among his signed works are three very large depictions of the Crucifixion executed for the churches of San Ranierino, Pisa; Santa Maria degli Angeli, Assisi; and San Domenico, Bologna. He also painted a Crucifixion with the Franciscan Father Elias for the Church of St. Francis at Assisi, which has perished.
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It is difficult to establish who invented this type, but there is no doubt that the artist responsible for popularising the new suffering Christ is Giunta di Capitino, more commonly known as Giunta Pisano.
The living Christus Triumphans, his eyes open, expression impassive, and head upright, is replaced by the dead or dying Christus Patiens, eyes closed, expression anguished, and head resting limply on his shoulder in works by Giunta Pisano, Coppo di Marcovaldo and others.