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See studies by E. Sindona (1964) and G. Paccagnini (1973).
(real name, Antonio di Puccio di Cerreto). Born 1395 in Pisa (?); died 1455 in Rome (?). Italian painter, graphic artist, and medalist.
Pisanello was influenced by Veronese and Lombard painting of the late 14th and early 15th centuries. In his paintings, such as the fresco St. George and the Princess in the church of Sant’ Anastasia in Verona (c. 1435-38) and The Vision of St. Eustace (c. 1420-25, National Gallery, London), new Renaissance elements gradually supplanted Gothic traditions. This change is most vividly revealed in the artist’s drawings, mostly pen and ink, of animals, costumes, and human figures (including nudes). The-drawings demonstrate Pisanello’s striving for fidelity to nature.
Pisanello was one of the first Italian portraitists (portraits of Ginevra d’Este, 1430’s, Louvre, Paris) and the founder of Renaissance medallic art. His medals, including those in honor of Lionello d’Este (1444, bronze), are noted for exactitude in individual characterization and delicate modeling.
Maiskaia, M. I. “Zhivopis’ Pizanello i osobennosti razvitiia Vozrozh-deniia v Severnoi Italii.” In the collection Klassicheskoe iskusstvo Zapada. Moscow, 1973. Pages 19-54.
Fossi Todorow, M. / disegni del Pisanello e della sua cerchia. Florence, 1966.
Passagnini, G. Pisanello. New York, 1973.
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