Luca Signorelli

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LUCA SIGNORELLICHAPTER IHIS LIFE (rorn 1441 : thrd 1523)JT is a curious fact that, considering the number of documents which exist relating to Signorelli, and the paintings time has spared, so little should be known beyond the merest outline of his life. The very dates of his birth and death are indirectly acquired; the documents leave his youth and early manhood an absolute blank, and there are only two of his numerous works which can with certainty be placed before his thirty-third year.1 We are, therefore, forced to fall back upon traditionary record, and by the aid of his biographer Vasari, and the evidence of youthful-studies which his paintings contain, to patch together a probable account of his life, up to the time when the documents begin. On Vasari, in this case, we can depend with a certain amount of confidence, since Signorelli was his kinsman, and they had been in such personal communication as was possible between an old man and a child.1The "Madonna" (No. 281),Table of Contents CONTENTS; PAGE; List of Iilustrations ix; Bibliography xiii; genealogical tree XV; Chapter I His Life i; II Development and Characteristics of; his Genius 17; III Earliest Works 32; IV Middle Period 49; V Orvieto 63; VI Later Paintings 87; VII Last Works 98; VIII Drawings 107; IX Pupils and General Influence 111; Chronological Table 121; Catalogue op Works i3r; Index 141About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text.
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