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Lorenzo Monaco
     
 
 

 

  Lorenzo Monaco

(b ?1370–75; d ?Florence, ?1425–30).

Italian painter, illuminator and draughtsman. His name means Lorenzo the Monk, and he was a member of the Camaldolese Order. His mystical and contemplative works, distinguished by their sinuous line and radiant, high-keyed colour, represent the culmination of the Late Gothic style in Florence. He is remembered principally for his paintings on panel and in illuminated manuscripts, but he also worked to a limited extent in fresco, and a few drawings have also survived. His altarpiece of the Coronation of the Virgin (1414; Florence, Uffizi), painted for his own monastery, is a virtuoso display of the exquisite craftsmanship and brilliant colour of late medieval art.
 

   


Diptych: St Jerome

c. 1420
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
 

 

 
 

Diptych: Madonna of Humility

c. 1420
Thorvaldsens Museum, Copenhagen
 
 
 
 

Adoration of the Magi

c. 1422
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 
 
 
 

Coronation of the Virgin and Adoring Saints

c. 1414
National Gallery, London
 
 
 
 

Coronation of the Virgin

c. 1414
National Gallery, London
 
 
 
 

The Coronation of the Virgin

1414
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 
 
 

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