GOZZOLI, Benozzo
(b. ca. 1420, Firenze, d. 1497, Pistoia)

View of the apsidal chapel

Sant'Agostino, San Gimignano

As in Montefalco, the life of St Augustine is narrated as an ascent: the lowest register depicts the education, teachings and travels, the middle one his path to faith, and the lunettes the culmination of his journey through life. The vault symbolizes his ascent to heaven. The lavish framing of the picture fields by means of narrow gold borders and painted pilasters is an innovation in this form.

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