Fra Baccio della Porta Bartolomeo
An outstanding Florentine painter whose work reflected the transition from the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance. His large-scale, elaborate altarpieces of throned Madonnas with the Christ child show the main characteristics of the High Renaissance style—monumental, solemn, balanced, with dignified compositions and figures. Instead of the detailing typical of the Early Renaissance. Bartolomeo replaced the intensely observed detail of the early Renaissance with generalizations (notice it especially in faces and drapery) and idealization.
Bartolomeo’s major works are Portrait of Savonarola, c. 1495 (Florence: Convent of San Marco); Marriage of St. Catherine, 1511 (Paris: Musée du Louvre); Mother of Mercy, 1515 (Lucca, Italy: Academy).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.