The second major exhibition at the Uffizi in 2012, this display of Gothic art from the Florence of 1375 to 1440 highlights a major period in Florence’s artistic past, a rich and abundant era from the times of Cosimo de’ Medici the elder.
Works come from public and private collections both national and international, and as well as key pieces from well known masters (such as Paolo Uccello and Lorenzo Ghiberti), the exhibition also aims to highlight some lesser-known pieces, including marble and wooden sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, secular and non-secular work from artists such as Agnolo Gaddi, Spinello Aretino, Antonio Veneziano, Gherardo Starnina, Lorenzo Monaco, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Beato Angelico and Paolo Uccello.
Following the death of Gheraldo Starnina, Lorenzo Monaco was left the greatest Florentine painter to propose his own very personal version of the late gothic style. One that was extraneous even to the refined naturalism of Gentile da Fabriano, whose work in those years was steeped in lyricism, and who also features in the exhibition with paintings that are famous for their moving beauty.
Bagliori dorati: The International Gothic in Florence 1375-1440 Website