Spinello di Spinelli, Luca (Aretino) (1350?-1410?) by Scholes, Robert

Luca (Aretino) Spinello di Spinelli (1350 – 1410) He came from Arezzo (hence the name Aretino) and probably trained in Florence, perhaps under . He was the most prolific muralist of his time and undertook large fresco cycles all over Tuscany. His last series was the cycle devoted to the Sienese pope Alexander III in Siena Town Hall (1408-10). He also painted altarpieces. Spinello borrowed ideas freely from other painters, notably , but his style was sturdy and vigorous. Several fresco fragments by Spinello are in the National Gallery, London. His son Parri Spinelli (d. 1452) was his assistant. Agnolo Gaddi Giotto

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