Scenes from the Life of Saint Francis (Scene 10, North Wall)

size(cm): 50x40
Sale price£140 GBP


The painting Scenes from the Life of St Francis (Scene 10, north wall) is a masterpiece by the renowned Italian artist Benozzo Gozzoli, which is housed in the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Italy. This work of art is one of ten scenes depicting the life of Saint Francis of Assisi that Gozzoli painted in the church, and it is one of the most impressive.

Gozzoli's artistic style is a mixture of Byzantine and Gothic influences, and can be seen in the painting Scenes from the Life of St Francis. The composition is very detailed and full of life, with a large number of characters and objects in the scene. The coloring is vibrant and full of warm and cool tones, which highlights the beauty of nature and the spirituality of the work.

The history of the painting is very interesting, since it was commissioned by the Franciscan Order to decorate the Basilica of San Francisco de Asís in the 15th century. Gozzoli worked on the work for several years, and his dedication and skill can be seen in every detail of the painting.

One of the lesser known aspects of this work is that Gozzoli included in the scene several members of the Medici family, who were the patrons of the work. Cosimo de' Medici and his son Piero can be seen at the top of the painting, demonstrating the importance of the family in the cultural and artistic life of the time.

In short, Scenes from the Life of St Francis (Scene 10, north wall) is an impressive work of art that combines aesthetic beauty with spirituality and history. The artistic style, the composition, the color and the history of the painting are aspects that make this work of art one of the most outstanding of the Italian Renaissance.

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