Artibus et Historiae no. 2 (I)

1980, ISSN 0391-9064

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RUSSELL PANCZENKO - Gentile da Fabriano and Classical Antiquity

The influences of classical art on early Quattrocento painting have generally been sought out among those painters whom tradition has defined as "Renaissance" artists. The focal point for all such research has become especially Masaccio. An artist like Gentile da Fabriano, because he has been frequently categorized as "Gothic", is excluded from such considerations.

An appropriate examination of Gentile's work, the Adoration of the Magi, shows that the artist should be in some manner ranked among those painters who saw in classical antiquity a source of inspiration.

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