Bonaventura Berlinghieri

Bonaventura Berlinghieri (fl. 1228–1274) was an Italian painter from Lucca, Italy, of the Gothic period. He was son of painter Berlinghiero Berlinghieri and brother of Barone and Marco Berlinghieri.

Bonaventura painted several panels and wall-paintings at Lucca, in 1235 and 1244. He is most famous for an altarpiece dedicated to the life of Francis of Assisi. This altarpiece is painted in tempera on wood panel in the Byzantine or maniera greca style. It depicts the stigmata as well as several scenes from the saint's life. This altarpiece is housed in the Church of San Francesco of Pescia where it can be seen today.[1]

Bonaventura Berlinghieri Francesco
Bonaventura Berlinghieri, Saint Francis of Assisi, 1235


External video
Berlinghieri's St. Francis Altarpiece, Smarthistory[1]
  1. ^ a b "Berlinghieri's St. Francis Altarpiece". Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Retrieved January 4, 2013.

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1210s in art

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1230s in art

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1240s in art

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Berlinghieri is an Italian surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Berlinghiero Berlinghieri, Luccan painter of the early thirteenth century, and his three sons Barone Berlinghieri, Bonaventura Berlinghieri, and Marco Berlinghieri, also painters

Camillo Berlinghieri, Baroque painter

Francesco Berlinghieri, humanist

Berlinghiero Berlinghieri

Berlinghiero Berlinghieri, also known as Berlinghiero of Lucca (fl. 1228 – between 1236 and 1242), was an Italian painter of the early thirteenth century. He was the father of the painters Barone Berlinghieri, Bonaventura Berlinghieri, and Marco Berlinghieri.


Duecento was the Italian word for the Italian culture during the 13th century.

History of painting

The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre-historic humans, and spans all cultures. It represents a continuous, though periodically disrupted, tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and millennia, the history of painting is an ongoing river of creativity, that continues into the 21st century. Until the early 20th century it relied primarily on representational, religious and classical motifs, after which time more purely abstract and conceptual approaches gained favor.

Developments in Eastern painting historically parallel those in Western painting, in general, a few centuries earlier. African art, Jewish art, Islamic art, Indian art, Chinese art, and Japanese art each had significant influence on Western art, and vice versa.Initially serving utilitarian purpose, followed by imperial, private, civic, and religious patronage, Eastern and Western painting later found audiences in the aristocracy and the middle class. From the Modern era, the Middle Ages through the Renaissance painters worked for the church and a wealthy aristocracy. Beginning with the Baroque era artists received private commissions from a more educated and prosperous middle class. Finally in the West the idea of "art for art's sake" began to find expression in the work of the Romantic painters like Francisco de Goya, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner. The 19th century saw the rise of the commercial art gallery, which provided patronage in the 20th century.

List of Gothic artists

This is a list of Gothic artists.

Mastro Guglielmo 12th Century Italian Sculptor

Maestro Esiguo 13th Century

Master of the Franciscan Crucifixes 13th Century Italian

Benedetto Antelami 1178–1196 Italian Sculptor

Bonaventura Berlinghieri 1215–1242 Italian Painter

Nicola Pisano 1220–1284 Italian Sculptor

Fra Guglielmo 1235–1310 Italian Sculptor

Guido Bigarelli 1238–1257 Italian Sculptor

Giovanni Pisano 1250–1314 Italian Sculptor

Duccio di Buoninsegna 1255–1318 Italian Painter

Lorenzo Maitani 1255–1330 Italian Sculptor/Architect

Arnolfo di Cambio 1264–1302 Italian Sculptor

Arnau Bassa 14th Century Spanish Painter

Master of San Francesco Bardi 14th Century Italian Painter

Master of San Jacopo a Mucciana 14th Century Italian

Ferrer Bassa 1285–1348 Spanish Painter

Simone Martini 1285–1344 Italian Painter

Tino da Camaino 1285–1337 Italian Sculptor

Evrard d'Orleans 1292–1357 French Sculptor

Andrea Pisano 1295–1348 Italian Sculptor

Jacopo del Casentino 1297–1358 Italian Painter

Segna di Buonaventure 1298–1331 Italian Painter

Giovanni da Balduccio 1300–1360 Italian Sculptor

Jean Pucelle 1300–1355 French Manuscript Illuminator

Goro di Gregorio 1300–1334 Italian Sculptor

Gano di Fazio 1302–1318 Italian Sculptor

Vitale da Bologna 1309–1360 Italian Painter

Agostino di Giovanni 1310–1347 Italian Sculptor

Allegretto Nuzi 1315–1373 Italian Painter

Giottino 1320–1369 Italian Painter

Giusto de Menabuoi 1320–1397 Italian Painter

Puccio Capanna 1325–1350 Italian Painter

Theodoric of Prague ?–1381 Czech Painter

Altichiero 1330–1384 Italian Painter

Bartolo di Fredi 1330–1410 Italian Painter

Peter Parler 1330–1399 German Sculptor

André Beauneveu 1335–1400 Netherlandish Painter/Sculptor

Master of the Dominican Effigies 1336–1345 Italian Painter

Niccolo di Pietro Gerini c. 1340–1414 Italian Painter

Guariento di Arpo 1338–1377 Italian Painter

Jacobello Dalle Masegne ?–1409 Italian Sculptor

Giovanni da Campione 1340–1360 Italian Sculptor

Master of the Rebel Angels 1340–1345 Italian Painter

Andrea da Firenze 1343–1377 Italian Painter

Nino Pisano 1343–1368 Italian Painter/Sculptor

Puccio di Simone 1345–1365 Italian Painter

Nicolo da Bologna 1348–1399 Italian

Bonino da Campione 1350–1390 Italian Sculptor

Lluís Borrassà 1350–1424 Spanish Painter

Jacquemart de Hesdin 1350–1410 French Miniaturist

Giovanni da Milano 1350–1369 Italian Painter

Master of the Rinuccini Chapel 1350–1375 Italian

Claus Sluter 1350–1406 Flemish Sculptor

Giovanni Bon 1355–1443 Italian Sculptor/Architect

Melchior Broederlam 1355–1411 Netherlandish Painter

Giovanni del Biondo 1356–1399 Italian Painter

Pere Serra 1357–1406 Spanish Painter

Gherardo Starnina 1360–1413 Italian Painter

Jean de Liege 1361–1382 Flemish Sculptor

Taddeo di Bartolo 1362–1422 Italian Painter

Jean Malouel 1365–1415 Netherlandish Painter

Gentile da Fabriano 1370–1427 Italian Painter

Lorenzo Monaco 1370–1425 Italian Painter

Stefano da Verona 1375–1438 Italian Painter

Pere Oller 1394–1442 Spanish Sculptor

Master of Saint Veronica 1395–1420 German Painter

Bernat Martorell Died 1452 Spanish Painter

Fra Angelico 1395–1455 Italian Painter

Jacopo Bellini 1400–1470 Italian Painter

Pere Johan c. 1400 Spanish Sculptor

Hermann Jean and Paul Limbourg 1400 Netherlandish Manuscript Illuminator

Master of the Passion of Christ 15th-century Swedish Painter

Master of the Berswordt Altar 1400 German Painter

Upper Rhenish Master fl. c. 1410–1420 German Painter

Jacomart 1410–1461 Spanish Painter

Meister Hartmann fl. c. 1417–1428 German Sculptor

Jaume Huguet 1412–1492 Spanish Painter

Henri Bellechose 1415–1440 Flemish Painter

Jörg Syrlin the Elder c. 1425–1491 German Sculptor

Jörg Syrlin the Younger c. 1455–152 German Sculptor

Master of Schloss Lichtenstein fl. c. 1430–1450 Austrian Painter

Bernt Notke c. 1435–1508 German Sculptor and Painter

Albertus Pictor c. 1440–1507 German Painter (active in Sweden)

Niklaus Weckmann c. 1481–1526 German Sculptor

Daniel Mauch c. 1477–1540 German Sculptor

Michel Erhart c. 1440-45–after 1522 German Sculptor

Jan Polack Polish-German Painter

Nicolaus Haberschrack Polish Painter

Jan Goraj Polish Painter

Jordan Painter fl. c. 1470–1480 Swedish Painter

Master of the Drapery Studies fl. c. 1470−1500 German Draughtsman and Painter

Gil de Siloé c. 1450–1501 Spanish Sculptor

Veit Stoss c. 1450–1533 German Sculptor

Hermen Rode fl. c. 1468–1504 German Painter

Henning von der Heide c. 1460–1521 German Sculptor

Cola Petruccioli 1362–1408 Tryptich Painter

List of Italian painters

Following is a list of Italian painters (in alphabetical order) who are notable for their art.

List of people from Italy

This is a list of Italians, who are identified with the Italian nation through residential, legal, historical, or cultural means, grouped by their area of notability.

Marco Berlinghieri

Marco Berlinghieri (fl. 1232–1255) was an Italian medieval miniature painter and book illuminator who executed an illuminated Bible, finished in 1250. He was the son of Berlinghiero Berlinghieri and the brother of Barone and Bonaventura Berlinghieri.

Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or medieval period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and merged into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages.

Population decline, counterurbanisation, invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity, continued in the Early Middle Ages. The large-scale movements of the Migration Period, including various Germanic peoples, formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire. In the 7th century, North Africa and the Middle East—once part of the Byzantine Empire—came under the rule of the Umayyad Caliphate, an Islamic empire, after conquest by Muhammad's successors. Although there were substantial changes in society and political structures, the break with classical antiquity was not complete. The still-sizeable Byzantine Empire, Rome's direct continuation, survived in the Eastern Mediterranean and remained a major power. The empire's law code, the Corpus Juris Civilis or "Code of Justinian", was rediscovered in Northern Italy in 1070 and became widely admired later in the Middle Ages. In the West, most kingdoms incorporated the few extant Roman institutions. Monasteries were founded as campaigns to Christianise pagan Europe continued. The Franks, under the Carolingian dynasty, briefly established the Carolingian Empire during the later 8th and early 9th century. It covered much of Western Europe but later succumbed to the pressures of internal civil wars combined with external invasions: Vikings from the north, Magyars from the east, and Saracens from the south.

During the High Middle Ages, which began after 1000, the population of Europe increased greatly as technological and agricultural innovations allowed trade to flourish and the Medieval Warm Period climate change allowed crop yields to increase. Manorialism, the organisation of peasants into villages that owed rent and labour services to the nobles, and feudalism, the political structure whereby knights and lower-status nobles owed military service to their overlords in return for the right to rent from lands and manors, were two of the ways society was organised in the High Middle Ages. The Crusades, first preached in 1095, were military attempts by Western European Christians to regain control of the Holy Land from Muslims. Kings became the heads of centralised nation-states, reducing crime and violence but making the ideal of a unified Christendom more distant. Intellectual life was marked by scholasticism, a philosophy that emphasised joining faith to reason, and by the founding of universities. The theology of Thomas Aquinas, the paintings of Giotto, the poetry of Dante and Chaucer, the travels of Marco Polo, and the Gothic architecture of cathedrals such as Chartres are among the outstanding achievements toward the end of this period and into the Late Middle Ages.

The Late Middle Ages was marked by difficulties and calamities including famine, plague, and war, which significantly diminished the population of Europe; between 1347 and 1350, the Black Death killed about a third of Europeans. Controversy, heresy, and the Western Schism within the Catholic Church paralleled the interstate conflict, civil strife, and peasant revolts that occurred in the kingdoms. Cultural and technological developments transformed European society, concluding the Late Middle Ages and beginning the early modern period.


Pescia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpeʃʃa]) is an Italian city in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany, central Italy.

It is located in a central zone between the cities Lucca and Florence, on the banks of the homonymous river.

San Francesco, Pescia

San Francesco is a Romanesque and Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church located at Piazza San Francesco in Pescia, region of Tuscany, Italy.

Timeline of art

This page indexes the individual year in art pages; see also Art periods. This is a list of the Visual Arts only; for Music see Timeline of musical events.

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Western painting

The history of Western painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from antiquity until the present time. Until the mid-19th century it was primarily concerned with representational and Classical modes of production, after which time more modern, abstract and conceptual forms gained favor.Initially serving imperial, private, civic, and religious patronage, Western painting later found audiences in the aristocracy and the middle class. From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance painters worked for the church and a wealthy aristocracy. Beginning with the Baroque era artists received private commissions from a more educated and prosperous middle class. The idea of "art for art's sake" began to find expression in the work of the Romantic painters like Francisco de Goya, John Constable, and J. M. W. Turner. During the 19th century commercial galleries became established and continued to provide patronage in the 20th century.Western painting reached its zenith in Europe during the Renaissance, in conjunction with the refinement of drawing, use of perspective, ambitious architecture, tapestry, stained glass, sculpture, and the period before and after the advent of the printing press. Following the depth of discovery and the complexity of innovations of the Renaissance, the rich heritage of Western painting continued from the Baroque period to Contemporary art.

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