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Italian, 13th – 14th century, male.

Born in Siena; died 1350.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, monuments.

Sienese School.

Agostino di Giovanni was a product of the Pisani School. He married in 1310 and had two sons, Giovanni and Domenico, who were chosen as 'capomaestri' for the construction of Siena Cathedral. He often worked with the former....

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Born probably in Florence.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Alberto di Arnoldo was the son of Arnoldo, Maestro di Pietra, who came to Florence in the early 14th century. His name first appears in 1351, in a document of that period. In ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Siena.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, monuments.

Angelo di Pietro d'Assisi collaborated with Francesco di Pietro d'Assisi to produce the funerary monument of St Margaret, erected in 1362 in the church in Cortona dedicated to this saint. The artists were also responsible for the tomb of Bishop Ranieri Ubertoni in the church of S Francesco (Cortona) and, according to Venturi, the three statues that decorate the portal of the Palazzo Pubblico in Perugia....

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Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both general concepts of celestial influence, and the technical art of making predictions with horoscopes, symbolic maps of the heavens at particular moments and places constructed from astronomical information. The scientific foundations of the art were developed in ancient Greece, largely lost in early medieval Europe and recovered by the Latin West from Arabic sources in the 12th and 13th centuries. Late medieval astrological images were successfully Christianized and were adapted to particular contexts, acquired local meanings and changed over time.

Astrology developed into a scientific branch of learning in ancient Greece, but because of the opposition of the Church Fathers it was transmitted to early medieval Europe in only fragmentary form in technically unsophisticated textbooks and popular divinatory genres. Literary and scientific texts provided more general ideas about the nature and attributes of the planets which were influential on later iconography. The first significant astrological images appear in 11th-century illustrated astronomical texts (e.g. London, BL, Cotton MS. Tiberius BV), which were acquired and produced by monasteries to aid with time-keeping and the construction of the Christian calendar....

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French, 14th century, male.

Born in Bréxent, near Étaples.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Bauduin de Bréquessent sculpted a group of figures representing St John the Almoner between Two Paupers for the portal of the hospital at Hesdin in Pas de Calais in 1322. At around the same date he began work on stone carvings for the convent of Ste-Claude in St-Omer....

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French, 14th century, male.

Active in Cambrai.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Between 1393 and 1394 Bauduin de Curlu was one of those engaged in work at Cambrai Cathedral. He is mentioned by S. Lami.

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French, 14th century, male.

Active in St-Omer.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

In 1322 Bauduin de Faukemberghe was carving statues for the cloister of the church of Ste-Claire in St-Omer. He is mentioned by Lami.

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Flemish, 14th century, male.

Active in Dijon.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Flemish School.

In 1397 Heinne de Baumerchier assisted Claus Sluter in some major work for the Carthusian church in Champmol. He is mentioned by Lami.

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Sculptor.

This artist was active in Bologna (Emilia-Romagna), where in 1352 he carved a statue of Christ for the church of S Domenico.

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Italian, 14th – 15th century, male.

Born 1373, probably in Florence; died 6 May 1452, in Florence.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Florentine School.

From 1420 onwards, Bicci di Lorenzo undertook many commissions for noble families and frescoes and decorations for chapels in S Lucia dei Bardi, S Marco and the Trinità. In ...

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Carlier  

French, 14th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

In 1383, Carlier sculpted for Cambrai Cathedral a statue of St John the Baptist that Pierre de Lihons afterwards painted in oils.

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Spanish, 14th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, figures. Statues.

The statues of the apostles on the main gate at Seo in Lérida (Catalonia) are by Guillem Colivella. Commissioned in 1391, they are now kept in the episcopal museum in the town.

Lérida (Episcopal Mus.): Apostles...

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French, 14th century, male.

Sculptor, architect.

In 1326 he decorated the portal of the church of St-Sépulcre in Paris with the statues of Christ and the Twelve Apostles, and low reliefs of The Entombment and The Resurrection

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Joshin  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Joshin was a Kamakura period dai busshi (master sculptor) who held the rank of Hogen (eye of the law, a religious title bestowed on artists). It is known that in 1308...

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Jutland  

Harriet Sonne de Torrens

Mainland peninsula of modern-day Denmark and one of the three provinces (Jutland, Zealand and Skåne, southern Sweden) that constituted medieval Denmark. The conversion of the Danes to Christianity initiated a reorganization of the economic, social and legal structures of Denmark that would change the shape of Jutland dramatically between the 11th and 14th centuries. Under Knut the Great, King of Denmark and England (reg 1019–35), Jutland acquired a stable diocesan system (1060) that enabled a systematic collection of tithes and the growth of religious institutions between 1050 and 1250. During this period, agricultural practices changed as manor houses and landed estates were established, producing wealth for the ruling families. Under Valdemar I (reg 1157–82) and Knut VI (reg 1182–1202), Jutland witnessed a great building activity; on Jutland more than 700 stone churches were constructed, some replacing earlier wooden churches, each needing liturgical furnishings. Workshops, such as that of the renowned sculptor Horder and many others, were actively engaged in carving stone baptismal fonts (e.g. Malt, Skodborg, Ut, Stenild), capitals, reliefs (Vestervig, Aalborg) and tympana (Gjøl, Ørsted, Stjaer, Skibet), wooden cult figures, Jutland’s golden altars (Lisbjerg, Sahl, Stadil, Tamdrup) and wall paintings. Evidence of the earliest wall paintings in Jutland, ...

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Koshun  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 14th century.

Sculptor.

Koshun was probably a descendant of Unjo (fl c. 1190-1200). He was the head sculptor ( daibusshi) for Kofuku-ji in Nara and had the rank of hoin (a religious rank granted to artists). Among his works are the ...

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Flemish School, 14th – 15th century, male.

Active in Mons.

Sculptor.

Gilles Le Cat was known first and foremost for his religious paintings, including those for the churches of St-Nicolas and St-Germain in Mons.

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French, 14th century, male.

Active in St-Omer.

Sculptor (wood).

In 1322, this sculptor made a Crucifixion group for the abbey of Ste-Claire in St-Omer, representing Christ on the Cross with the Virgin and St John.

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Maso di Banco's personality, long confused with that of Giottino and a Stefano, has become disentangled from these artists thanks in particular to the work of art historians such as Offner and Pietro Longhi. He studied under Giotto and proved, according to Villani, a most dedicated student: 'pinxit mirabili and incredibili venustate' (he painted things of a wonderful and unbelievable beauty). Present in Florence ...

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14th century, male.

Active in Siena (Tuscany), Italy.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Matteo d'Ambrogio produced a marble statue of St Andrew for a chapel in Siena in 1384.

Paris (Louvre): chalice, signed