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St. Peter

Fra' Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini)

Here we see St. Peter front of an architectural background, with no presence of the sky or nature, but sculpted in three-dimensional space. Saint Peter is elderly, with the two keys of the church, standing on dry ground strewn with small stones, carefully detailed. Compare Fra Carnevale to the Polittico of Praglia by Antonio Vivarini and Giovanni d’Alemagna in Room IV nearby. Here we still have one foot in the late Gothic world where everything is much more synthetic.
Download hi-res image TITLE St. Peter
AUTHOR Fra' Carnevale (Bartolomeo di Giovanni Corradini)
DATE c. 1455
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera and oil on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 140 x 48
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