Artibus et Historiae no. 29 (XV)

1994, ISSN 0391-9064

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TOM HENRY - "Centro e Periferia": Guillaume de Marcillat and the Modernisation of Taste in the Cathedral of Arezzo

This article discusses Marcillat's role in disseminating the art of High Renaissance Rome to central Itały. On the basis of a prominent career at the papai court, Marcillat was attracted to Arezzo and given stained glass and fresco commissions in the Cathedral (1516-28). He clearły imitated the most up-to-date works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Sebastiano, and there is some evidence that this was at the request of his patrons and a large part of his appeal. As such this example challenges the dismissal of provincial patrons and artists by Enrico Castelnuovo and Carlo Ginsburg in their essay: "Centro e Periferia."

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