Known for the vivid scenes from the Passion in his frescoes in Cremona, Pordenone is seen here in all the nuances of his pictorial language, rich in spectacular solutions, an alternative to the dominant schools of his day.
[Pordenone / Complete works] Giovanni Antonio de’ Sacchis, known as Pordenone, was not only the greatest Renaissance artist from the Friuli region, but also one of the greatest Italian fresco painters of the first half of the 1500s. This monograph clarifies the many issues regarding his activity, unifying the results of a range of recent studies and the new information that has emerged from many restorations of his works.
The volume offers in-depth examination of all his works, including the many cycles of frescoes found in different localities in northern and central Italy. The book also includes the complete catalogue of the output of an artist his contemporaries did not hesitate to compare to Michelangelo for “greatness and divinity of design”.