(b. 1423, Castagno, d. 1457, Firenze)


c. 1444
Stained glass
Duomo, Florence

In the cartoon for the Deposition on one of the stained-glass windows in the dome of Florence Cathedral, Andrea appears to be expressing an emotional intimacy and a formal harmony that are the result of the changing cultural reality: for the Florentine art scene in those years was dominated not only by painters such as Paolo Uccello, Filippo Lippi and Angelico, but also by Domenico Veneziano. The influence of Domenico Veneziano's painting becomes even stronger in the decoration of the refectory of Sant'Apollonia which Andrea painted between June and October 1447.