ANDREA DEL CASTAGNO
(b. 1423, Castagno, d. 1457, Firenze)
God the Father1442
Fresco, height of figure 176 cm
San Zaccaria, Venice
During the first half of the fifteenth century, Florentine artists including Donatello, Paolo Uccello, and Andrea del Castagno traveled to other cities, bringing with them the new style that had been developed. In fact, Andrea del Castagno's earliest known work is represented by frescoes in Venice. They are rather harsh, direct, and uncompromising images that emphasize the more realistic current that is sometimes found in Donatello's sculpture. The picture shown is the seated God the Father holding a globe.