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Stefano di Giovanni, Sassetta

c. 1392-1450 Italy/Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Stefano di Giovanni, called Sassetta, was a leading Sienese painter. Masolino da Pinacle and Gentile da Fabriano influenced his work. His most noted altarpiece is the "Altar of the Eucharist" for the Arte della Lana Chapel. Sassetta developed his style from Gothic and Florentine influences. Parts of his works are in The National Gallery London, The Louvre in Paris and the Frick Collection in New York. In addition, his paintings hang in various other museums throughout Europe and the USA. Sano di Pietro, (Ansano di Pietro di Mencio) was his pupil.

 

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blessed ranieri frees
the poor

 blessed ranieri frees the poor from a prison in florence

death of the heretic
on the bonfire

death of the heretic on the bonfire

saint anthony the
hermit tortured

saint anthony the hermit tortured by devils

stigmatisation of
saint francis

stigmatisation of saint francis