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

South wall

Baptistery, Castiglione Olona

Late in his life, while in a small North Italian town near the Alps, called Castiglione Olona, Masolino continued to demonstrate his interest in architecture and space. In the Banquet of Herod, he must have amazed his viewers with the sharp foreshortening of the loggia on the right, and also with the modernity of the decorative elements, such as the frieze of garland-bearing putti that compose the architrave of the building on the left.

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