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 maps and a fine selection of images.
[The 1300s] The development of Lombard painting in the 14th century, seen through capillary analysis of local output. The work traces a geo-historical profile of medieval Lombardy, 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: from Milan, which played a leading political and cultural role in the 1300s, to the individual provinces, analyzing similarities, specificities, differences and the relationships with architecture and sculpture. The thematic section covers particular aspects, such as illuminated manuscripts and other painting techniques, architectural and decorative painting, the image of the city and the territory, and critical response to the so-called Lombard “primitives”.
The book also includes maps, a thorough bibliography and a fine selection of illustrations.