Lombard painting in the 15th century, analyzed in territorial segments and investigated in terms of different forms of expression (miniatures, frescoes, paintings on panels), with thorough coverage of outstanding personalities, and a fine selection of illustrations.
[The 1400s] The development of Lombard painting in the 15th century, seen through capillary analysis of local output. The work traces a geo-historical profile of Lombardy in a moment of transition from the late Middle Ages to the Renaissance, providing a useful reference for evaluation and rediscovery of an undervalued and often misunderstood heritage.
The authors have divided up the subject matter in territorial sections: Milan, Varese, Como and Canton Ticino, Pavia, Lodi, Cremona, Bergamo, Brescia and Mantua, analyzing similarities, specificities, differences and the relationships with architecture and sculpture.
The thematic section covers particular aspects, such as the presence in Lombardy of artists of the stature of Bramante and Leonardo, the types of frames, the representation of landscape, illuminated manuscripts, the development of criticism.
The texts are accompanied by a vast repertory of illustrations, including materials never previously published.