Vitale da Bologna

(active 1334 - 1359/61)
Vitale da Bologna The Adoration of the Magi About 1353 - 1355

Biography

Vitale was one of the earliest artists from Bologna to be identified in contemporary records. He painted large fresco cycles as well as altarpieces and devotional panels. His early works reflect the influence of Giotto and painters associated with Rimini. He followed the convention of equating a figure's size with its importance, but also relied on his own observations for lively gestures and facial expressions.