Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Four Musical Angels
Photo credit: Christ Church, University of Oxford

Four Musical Angels c.1340–1345

Bernardo Daddi (c.1280–1348)

Christ Church, University of Oxford
(d ?Florence, 1348). Florentine painter, the outstanding painter in Florence in the period after the death of Giotto (who was possibly his teacher). Daddi ran a busy workshop specializing in small devotional panels and portable altarpieces—types that he helped to popularize. His signed and dated works include a polyptych of the Crucifixion with Eight Saints (1348, Courtauld Gal., London), and the works attributed to him include frescos of the martyrdoms of Sts Lawrence and Stephen in S. Croce, Florence. His style—a sweetened version of Giotto's, combining firm draughtsmanship with lightness and grace—was influential into the second half of the century.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


Do you know someone who would love this resource? Tell them about it...