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Andrea da Firenze (Andrea di Bonaiuto)  
 
 

 

THE DOMINICANS

The Dominican monks, Sisto and Ristoro, are traditionally credited with the planning and construction of the Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. The plan of the building, a Latin cross with square chapels jutting out from the east side of the transept, was used for Franciscan models. The dynamic concept differs, from the slender cross vaults to acute pointed arches separating the nave, but with a greater spatial unity. In the second half of the 14th century, Andrea di Bonaiuto painted the wonderful frescos for the adjacent Spanish Chapel, in which the picture of the Church of the Triumph of the Faith closely resembled Arnolfo di Cambio's design for the cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore. The spatial integrity of the building is already implicit in Arnolfo's plan of 1294. but the dome of the fresco model is augmented by Brunelleschi's octagonal drum that carries the dome. Another example of Dominican theology is Bonaiuto's fresco cycle showing Thomas Aquinas dominating the allegorical figures of all the liberal arts and the sciences of the theological cursus.        

Santa Maria Novella, Florence.

Santa Maria Novella, Florence, interior, begun in 1279.

             

 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
Crucifixion,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence



 


ANDREA DA FIRENZE
(Andrea di Bonaiuto)

( fl 1346; dFlorence, after 16 May 1379).
Italian painter. From January 1346 Andrea was registered in the Arte dei Medici e Speziali in Florence. The earliest paintings that can be attributed to him suggest that he must have formed a close association with the workshop of Andrea di Cione. The small portable triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints and Angels  shows the influence of Maso di Banco and of the painter of the Strozzi Chapel frescoes in the Chiostrino dei Morti, S Maria Novella, Florence.
 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
Descent of the Holy Spirit,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence

 



 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
Descent of Christ to Limbo,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence



 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
Christ Bearing the Cross to Calvary,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence



 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
The Christ Militant and Triumphant,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence



 

Andrea di Bonaiuto (1346-1379),
The Christ Militant and Triumphant,
 fresco, 1365-1368
,
Santa Maria Novella, Florence

 

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