Bernardo Daddi

(active about 1300 - died 1348)
Bernardo Daddi Triptych 1338

Biography

Bernardo Daddi ran a large and busy workshop in Florence in the first half of the fourteenth century. He had trained with Giotto, the leading artist of the time, whose innovative style moved away from traditional formulae towards more naturalistic description in which figures appeared to be solid and to exist in a credible space. They also conveyed emotion through gestures and facial expressions. Daddi's workshop would have produced a variety of paintings, but seems to have specialised in the production of relatively small-scale devotional panels and altarpieces.

Glossary terms

  • A period in European culture from the 14th to the 16th centuries in which the visual arts flourished with advances in the treatment of anatomy and the use of perspective. It is particularly associated with Italy, where it began, though the term applies elsewhere. It is noted for a revival of interest in the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.