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Giovanni da Milano

Follower of Giotto

Cappella Rinuccini, Santa Croce

The elusive Giovanni da Milano (14th century), a contemporary of Andrea Orcagna, was an innovative Lombard paintier who came to Florence around 1350 and became a citizen.

Inspired like all the others by Giotto, he painted the emotionally charged frescoes on the Life of the Virgin and the Life of Mary Magdalene in the Rinuccini Chapel in Santa Croce. Also see his is the Man of Sorrows in the Galleria dell’Accademia. He was last noted in Rome.

Medieval Art & Architecture


Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by PD Art