A study of the artistic career of Domenico Beccafumi, a great master of the 1500s in Siena, known for his magical, visionary effects.
[Beccafumi / Complete works] A leading figure in the art of Siena in the first half of the 1500s, Domenico di Giacomo di Pace, known as Beccafumi, was a great initiator of the “Italian Manner”, even a few years ahead of Rosso Fiorentino and Pontormo.
He worked almost without interruption for forty years in his city, Siena. Though they already had access to the great art of Sodoma, laymen and churchmen alike soon noticed the great quality of the art of Beccafumi, and offered him a number of prestigious public and private commissions.
This monograph analyzes the output of the great master, from the major painting cycles in the Palazzo Pubblico and Palazzo Venturi, to the mosaics for the floor of the Siena cathedral, the sculptures and the drawings.
The volume also includes a catalogue of works of uncertain or erroneous attribution and lost works.