The evolution of painting in Forlì from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, through analysis of renowned works and thorough photographic documentation.
[Painting from the 1200s to the 1400s in Forlì] Cataloguing of the figurative culture of Forlì through analysis of the evolution of painting, from the Romanesque to the Renaissance.
The book begins with the oldest documentation on 13th-century artists, such as the Maestro della Croce di Santa Maria and the Maestro di Forlì, examining very important fragments of frescoes and many anonymous works of late-Gothic style. It contains masterpieces of exceptional artistic value, like the frescoes of Melozzo at Loreto, the lost frescoes of the church of San Biagio in San Girolamo at Forlì, and the grand Crucifixion by Marco Palmezzano. The volume also includes a large section on works by painters from other places, including the splendid Madonna della Pace attributed to Vitale from Bologna, and the two small panels by Beato Angelico now conserved in the Pinacoteca di Forlì.