Paolo Da VeneziaBook - 1970
Paolo da Venzia dominated Venetian painting of the first half of the fourteenth century and has often been considered the founder of the Trecento school of painting in Venice. He created in his work a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements which was of fundamental importance for the development of Venetian painting in the second half of the century.
In this work Professor Muraro considers some of the complex art historical problems of Paolo's style and development and discusses the historical and artistic environment in which the master worked. The study includes a large critical catalogue of Paolo's works, notes on technique and iconography, and a chronological list of known documents. The first monograph to deal with the artist who dominated the Venetian school of painting during the first half of the 14th century. Maestro Paolo's work created a synthesis of Byzantine and Gothic elements which was of fundamental importance for the subsequent development of Venetian painting. This is a thorough examination, with catalogue raisonné, of the artist's style and its development in relation to his cultural milieu. With sections on technique and iconography and a chronological list of documents.