(b. 1431, Isola di Carturo, d. 1506, Mantova)
San Zeno Polyptych (detail)1457-60
Tempera on panel
San Zeno, Verona
The naturalistic trompe l'oeil garlands, seemingly affixed to the top of the picture, create a rapport with the garlands held by the putti in the marble relief at the top of the throne. The borderline between the real world and the invented world here breaks down completely.