Spinello di Luca Spinelli

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Spinello di Luca Spinelli

(spēnĕl`lō dē lo͞o`kä spēnĕl`lē), c.1346–1410, Italian painter, usually called Spinello Aretino from his birthplace, Arezzo. He was a leading exponent of the late Giottesque style (see GiottoGiotto
(Giotto di Bondone) , c.1266–c.1337, Florentine painter and architect. He is noted not only for his own work, but for the lasting impact he had on the course of painting in Europe. Training

Giotto reputedly was born at Colle, near Florence.
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). He painted frescoes of the life of St. Benedict (Church of San Miniato, Florence) that were restored by a later painter, and the history of Pope Alexander III (Palazzo Pubblico, Siena). Several of his altarpieces are in the Academy, Florence; two paintings of the Madonna and Child are in the Fogg Museum, Cambridge; and St. Mary Magdalen is in the Metropolitan Museum.
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He only handles the very best pictures--a recent example is the Lorenzo Monaco Annunciation that was in the famous Belgian collection of Alphonse Stoclet (the Stoclet Madonna and Child by Duccio di Buoninsegna, the last painting by this great early Sienese artist in private hands, was bought by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2004 for a reported $45m)--and currently has 'a couple of very beautiful Spinello Aretino gold grounds'.
In 1407 Spinello Aretino contracted in the normal way to paint the life of Pope Alexander III in the town hall of Siena.
The earliest I have encountered is from 1375, when the first recorded commission for Spinello Aretino was arranged - again not involving a famous artist.