THE LIFE AND CAREER OF LIPPO DI DALMASIO, A BOLOGNESE PAINTER OF THE LATE FOURTEENTH CENTURY: With Illustrations and a Catalogue of His Works

Author: Flavio Boggi , Robert Gibbs
Year:2010
Pages:272
ISBN:0-7734-3684-7
978-0-7734-3684-8
Price:199.95
This book provides an historical and critical framework for the paintings of Lippo di Dalmasio. The catalogue presents 37 items in total, including many new attributions and some previously unpublished works. This is accompanied by all known documents on the artist. This book contains eight color photographs and thirty-five black and white photographs.

Reviews

"This book is not only the first monograph of this important Bolognese painter but is also a welcome and detailed study of Bolognese and Pistoiese art of the fourteenth century. With this study we return to the best traditions of art history."
-Dr. Karl-Georg Pfändtner, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich

"An important and illuminating book… the authors establish a set of critical guidelines for the proper appreciation and discussion of this undervalued master. It should now be impossible to discuss Lippo in the dismissive and lazy terms which have so signally contributed to his neglect, and it is perhaps this systematic and sympathetic application to Lippo’s work of a proper critical framework which constitutes this book’s most significant and permanent contribution to the literature of Italian painting…"
-Dr. John Richards, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, University of Glasgow

From the Foreword
"This new book, which presents arguments often independent of the most established tendencies of recent art history (consider, for example, the relationship between Lippo, his father Dalmasio, and his uncle Simone dei Crocefissi), situates the artist among the events of his own time and of the two cities in which he lived and worked, Pistoia and Bologna, offering a more detailed contribution to our understanding of the painter."
Rosa D’Amico, Superintendency for Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage, Bologna

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword by Rosa D’Amico
Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Dalmasio and Bolognese Art in 1350: Towards an Understanding of Lippo’s Artistic Formation
Painting in Bologna in the Early Trecento
The Art of “Dalmasio”
The Art of Simone dei Crocefissi
Lippo’s Childhood and Some Proposals for His Early Career

Chapter 3 Lippo’s Activity in Pistoia
Lippo’s Life and Career as Reflected in the Pistoiese Records
The Madonna of Humility in San Domenico: Iconography
The Madonna of Humility in San Domenico: Stylistic Considerations
The Iconography of the Madonna of Humility in Pistoia

Chapter 4 Lippo’s Return to Bologna
Lippo’s Career as a Bolognese Public Official
The Signed Paintings
Observations on Goldwork and Frames
The Works from Lippo’s Maturity: Proposals for a Chronology
and Observations on Style

Chapter 5 Conclusion

The Documents

Catalogue of Works

Appendix I

Appendix II

Bibliography
Index