This volume of studies complements the catalogue of the exhibition 'Gentile da Fabriano e l'altro Rinascimento' ('Gentile da Fabriano and the Other Renaissance'), and presents new data emerging from the latest scientific research, and the results of recent restoration projects.
A richly illustrated volume divided into three sections. The first contains a weighty critique by Andrea De Marchi that provides a picture of da Fabriano’s workshop, also through the examination of the important, recently restored profane fresco cycles in Palazzo Trinci in Foligno.
In the second section devoted to documentation, eminent art historians examine the relationship the artist and his family had with the area between Fabriano and Perugia, his clients (Florentines, Venetians, and the Malatesta family) and the history of da Fabriano’s artistic legacy, with the aid of previously unpublished ‘pages’ from Eastlake’s Taccuino. The third section, authored by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence, investigates the extremely refined and unusual technique used by da Fabriano in painting and decoration, which came to light during the most recent restorations and can be fully appreciated in the outstanding details of his masterpieces.