Saint James the Great
Panel from an altarpiece; companion to John G. Johnson Collection, Philadelphia Museum of Art (Cat. 156)
Bartolomeo Vivarini, Italian (active Venice), signed works 1450 - 1490
Bartolomeo Vivarini was the younger brother and partner of Antonio Vivarini, whose painting Saint Bernardino of Siena is also in the Museum's collection. Bartolomeo's expressive rendering of anatomy, drapery, and marble floors contrasts sharply with his older brother's simpler style and reflects the influence of the great Renaissance artist Andrea Mantegna (Italian, 1431-1506).
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