Luca di Tomme: A Sienese Fourteenth-Century Painter

Luca di Tomme: A Sienese Fourteenth-Century Painter

by Sherwood A. Fehm Jr.
     
 

Sherwood A. Fehm, Jr., analyzes the paintings, provides ecclesiastical and communal documents pertaining to both the artist and his art, and presents a com­plete catalogue to re-create the life and to explicate the art of Luca di Tommè, the leading painter in Siena after the Black Plague of 1348.

In this first full-length study of Luca di

Overview

Sherwood A. Fehm, Jr., analyzes the paintings, provides ecclesiastical and communal documents pertaining to both the artist and his art, and presents a com­plete catalogue to re-create the life and to explicate the art of Luca di Tommè, the leading painter in Siena after the Black Plague of 1348.

In this first full-length study of Luca di Tommè, Fehm revives a neglected yet important artist who flourished during a period previously overshadowed in art history. He identifies Luca’s achieve­ments and relates them to the rich tradi­tion of Sienese painting. Placing Luca in the fourteenth-century Italian tradition, Fehm briefly outlines the careers of the four great Sienese painters of the first half of the century: Duccio di Boninsegna, Simone Martini, and the brothers Ambrogio and Pietro Lorenzetti, the art­ists who most influenced Luca.

In addition to the detailed catalogue of Luca’s works, which is divided into Ac­cepted Works, Doubtful Attributions and Shopworks, and Lost Works, Fehm estab­lishes for the first time an accurate chro­nology. The study is completed with photographs of all of Luca’s paintings, many of them taken specifically for this book. For close investigation, specific de­tails from a number of the more impor­tant works are illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809309412
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
03/01/1986
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1320L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Sherwood A. Fehm, Jr., was an Associ­ate Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. When Professor Fehm died in 1983, Anthony F. Janson, Curator of European Paintings at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, saw the project through to completion.

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