Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Fra Carnevale


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 15th Century artist, Fra Carnevale [Italian, c.1445-1484] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fra_Carnevale

Fra Carnevale (active in Florence, 1445; died in Urbino, 1484), Bartolomeo Corradini, was an Italian painter. On 28 November 1445 he was described as a pupil of Fra Filippo Lippi. He was active in his home town of Urbino by 1451, when he received payments on behalf of the syndics of S Domenico for the doorway and glazed terracotta lunette commissioned from Maso di Bartolommeo and Luca della Robbia in Florence. He was absolved from painting an altarpiece in 1456. From 1461 he was parish priest at San Cassiano di Cavallino, near Urbino, but he appears to have been active in Urbino, where in 1467 he received payments for an altarpiece of the Birth of the Virgin for S Maria della Bella. This was his most famous work, which Vasari said influenced Bramante. The picture was confiscated by Cardinal Antonio Barberini in 1631 and has been identified with two panels from his collection (New York, Met., and Boston, MA, Mus. F.A.). Carnevale is listed in a later memoria among the engineers and architects of Federigo II da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino.


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Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple

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Madonna and Child

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The Annunciation

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The Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple
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