(b. 1397, Firenze, d. 1475, Firenze)

Birth of the Virgin

c. 1435
Fresco, 302 x 361 cm
Duomo, Prato

These same characteristics as in the Disputation of St Stephen are noticeable in the scene of the Birth of the Virgin, on the righthand wall of the chapel. Here, too, like in the frescoes in the Green Cloister, we find the same tendency to create geometric forms both in the decorative details and in the faces of the characters. Another extremely important element pertaining to all Paolo's frescoes in the chapel is his narrative talent, evident in the description of details and the liveliness of the bright colours.

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