(b. 1435, Lucca, d. 1501, Lucca)
Tempietto del Volto Santo : St Sebastian1482-84
Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca
The chapel of the Volto Santo is an elaborate octagonal structure that demonstrates Civitali's indebtedness to the architecture of Michelozzo and Brunelleschi. An elegant, semi-nude life-size statue of St Sebastian, set in an external niche, is derived from Antonio Rossellino's St Sebastian (c. 1475; Empoli, Collegiata) and also recalls Perugino's idealized youthful saints of the 1480s and 1490s.