STEFANO DI SANT'AGNESE
(active second half of 14th century)
Italian painter, active in Venice and documented in Friuli in 1382, this painter is known as Stefano Plebanus ("parishioner") di Sant'Agnese from the indication in the signature of the Coronation of the Virgin (Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, 1381). Anticipating the courtly taste for naturalistic art, he adopted a soft, sinuous line and delicate colours. He stands out from other painters of his generation for his particular expressive vibrancy.