MASOLINO da Panicale
(b. 1383, Panicale, d. 1447, Firenze)

Vaulting of the Chapel

Castiglione Chapel, San Clemente, Rome

The picture shows the vaulting in its state before 1987. In the spandrels of the vaulting are the four evangelists with the four Latin Church fathers. The vaulting paintings follow the pattern that had been traditional since the fourteenth century, only here each of the evangelists is paired with one of the Church fathers. They are seated together in pairs on a bank of clouds, and bathed in a yellow light. Each of the evangelists is identified by his symbol.

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