Lorenzo Monaco

Lorenzo Monaco
Years of life: 1370 – 1425
Art Movement: International Gothic
Painting School: School of Florence
Genre: Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XIV , XV

Lorenzo was born in Siena but spent all his professional life in Florence. This monk (monaco is Italian for “monk”) was a very talented painter; he created altarpieces and illuminated manuscripts. Look for his love of detail, the luminous blue, red, and gold tones, rhythmical lines. His poetic imagination strove to unite the natural with the supernatural, and decorative Gothic with the realism of Giotto.

Lorenzo’s major works are The Nativity, 1409 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art); Madonna and Child, 1413 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); The Adoration of the Magi, c. 1422 (Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi.

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Martyrdom of St Catherine

    1388 - 1390

    Martyrdom of St Catherine  •  1388 - 1390

  • Madonna

    1425

    Madonna   •  1425

  • Madonna of Humility

    1410

    Madonna of Humility  •  1410

  • Nativity

    1414

    Nativity  •  1414

  • Lamentation of Christ

    1408

    Lamentation of Christ  •  1408

  • Noah the Patriarch

    between 1408 and 1410

    Noah the Patriarch   •  between 1408 and 1410

  • Moses

    between 1408 and 1410

    Moses  •  between 1408 and 1410

  • Mary with child

    from 1381 until 1410

    Mary with child  •  from 1381 until 1410

  • Madonna Enthroned (from a ten-part altarpiece)

    about 1390-1400

    Madonna Enthroned (from a ten-part altarpiece)  •  about 1390-1400

  • Madonna of Humility

    1418

    Madonna of Humility  •  1418

  • The Coronation of the Virgin

    1414

    The Coronation of the Virgin  •  1414

  • Jeremiah

    1407

    Jeremiah  •  1407

  • Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata

    1420

    Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata  •  1420

  • David

    1408 – 1410

    David  •  1408 – 1410

  • Coronation of the Virgin

    between 1407 and 1409

    Coronation of the Virgin  •  between 1407 and 1409

  • Antiphonary (Cod. Cor. 1, folio 63)

    1396

    Antiphonary (Cod. Cor. 1, folio 63)  •  1396

  • ANTIPHONARY (COD. COR. 1, FOLIO 3)

    1396

    ANTIPHONARY (COD. COR. 1, FOLIO 3)  •  1396

  • Lamentation of Christ

    Lamentation of Christ

  • Raphael and Tobias

    Raphael and Tobias

  • The Annunciation

    Undated

    The Annunciation  •  Undated

  • Polyptych of the Madonna Enthroned with Saints

    1410

    Polyptych of the Madonna Enthroned with Saints  •  1410

  • The agony in the garden

    1395-1400

    The agony in the garden  •  1395-1400

  • Nativity

    1414

    Nativity  •  1414

  • Madonna and Child

    1400

    Madonna and Child   •  1400

  • Crucifix

    1400-1410

    Crucifix  •  1400-1410

  • ltarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin

    1413

    ltarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin  •  1413

  • Madonna Enthroned between Two Adoring Angels

    1400

    Madonna Enthroned between Two Adoring Angels  •  1400

  • St. Nicholas of Myra Calming the Storm

    Undated

    St. Nicholas of Myra Calming the Storm  •  Undated

  • Madonna, Detail

    1404

    Madonna, Detail  •  1404

  • Saint Jerome in his Study

    1420

    Saint Jerome in his Study  •  1420

  • Adoration of the Magi

    1420–1422

    Adoration of the Magi  •  1420–1422

  • The Last Supper

    1389 - 1390

    The Last Supper  •  1389 - 1390

  • Adoration of the Magi

    1414

    Adoration of the Magi  •  1414

  • Adoration of the Magi (detail)

    1414

    Adoration of the Magi (detail)  •  1414

  • Adoration of the Magi (detail)

    1414

    Adoration of the Magi (detail)  •  1414

  • Annunciation

    1423-1424

    Annunciation  •  1423-1424

  • Annunciation triptych

    between 1410 and 1415

    Annunciation triptych   •  between 1410 and 1415

  • Beheading of Saint Paul

    1398–1400

    Beheading of Saint Paul  •  1398–1400

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Marriage of the Virgin, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Marriage of the Virgin, detail   •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Soul of the Virgin Taken to Heaven, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Soul of the Virgin Taken to Heaven, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Expulsion of Joachim, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Expulsion of Joachim, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Dormition of Mary, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Dormition of Mary, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Meeting of Joachim and Anna, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Meeting of Joachim and Anna, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Miracle, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Miracle, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Nativity of Mary, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Nativity of Mary, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Presentation of Mary in the temple, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Presentation of Mary in the temple, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Prophets in the vault, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Saints in the Arch, John the Baptist, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Saints in the Arch, John the Baptist, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Marriage of Mary, detail

    1420-1424

    Frescos in Bartolini Salimbeni Chapel. Marriage of Mary, detail  •  1420-1424

  • Deposition of Christ

    1437-1440

    This work was originally commissioned by Palla Strozzi from Lorenzo Monaco, for the sacristy of the church of Santa Trinità in Florence, but by the time of Monaco's death only the pinnacles of this work had been painted

    Deposition of Christ  •  1437-1440

  • Coronation of the Virgin

    1414

    Coronation of the Virgin  •  1414

  • Coronation of the Virgin, detail

    1414

    Coronation of the Virgin, detail  •  1414

  • Coronation of the Virgin, detail

    1414

    Coronation of the Virgin, detail  •  1414

  • Coronation of the Virgin, detail

    1414

    Coronation of the Virgin, detail  •  1414

  • Coronation of the Virgin, detail

    1414

    Coronation of the Virgin, detail  •  1414

  • Francis of Assisi

    1405-1407

    Francis of Assisi   •  1405-1407

  • Virgin and Child Enthroned with Sts John the Baptist and John the Evangelist

    1390s

    Virgin and Child Enthroned with Sts John the Baptist and John the Evangelist   •  1390s

  • Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane; The Three Marys at the Tomb

    1408

    Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane; The Three Marys at the Tomb   •  1408

  • Crucifixion

    1387-1388

    Crucifixion  •  1387-1388

  • Saint James and Hermogenes. Martyrdom of Saint James

    1387-1388

    Saint James and Hermogenes. Martyrdom of Saint James  •  1387-1388

  • The Stigmatisation of St. Francis of Assisi

    1420

    The Stigmatisation of St. Francis of Assisi   •  1420

  • Madonna

    between 1381 and 1425

    Madonna  •  between 1381 and 1425

  • The Coronation of the Virgin

    between 1407 and 1409

    The Coronation of the Virgin   •  between 1407 and 1409

  • Coronation of the Virgin, Christ Redeemer

    1388-1390

    Coronation of the Virgin, Christ Redeemer  •  1388-1390

  • The Virgin and Child enthroned with six Angels

    1415-1420

    The Virgin and Child enthroned with six Angels  •  1415-1420

  • Escape to Egypt

    1405

    Escape to Egypt  •  1405

  • Madonna and Saints

    Madonna and Saints

  • Triptych of San Donnino

    1404

    Triptych of San Donnino  •  1404

  • Madonna of Humility

    1413

    Madonna of Humility  •  1413

  • Triptych of Prato

    1410-1415

    Triptych of Prato  •  1410-1415

  • Feast of Herod

    1380-1390

    Feast of Herod  •  1380-1390

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