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Gothic Art

Beauneveu Andre
Nicola Pisano
Giovanni Pisano
Andrea Pisano
Antelami Benedetto
Arnolfo di Camio
Lorenzo Maitani
Giovanni di Balduccio
Agostino di Giovanni
Tino di Camaino
Jacobello and Pierpaolo dalle Masegne
Lorenzo Chiberti
Jacopo della Quercia


If Italian Gothic sculpture failed to emulate the vast sculptural programs of Northern Europe, it excelled in
the field that we have called church furniture, such as pulpits, screens, shrines, and tombs. Perhaps the most remarkable of all tombs is the monument of Can Grande della Scala, the lord of Verona. A tall structure built out-of-doors next to the church of Sta. Maria Antica and now in the courtyard of the Castelvecchio, it consists of a vaulted canopy housing the sarcophagus and surmounted by a truncated pyramid which in turn supports an equestrian statue of the deceased

The ruler, astride his richly caparisoned mount, is shown in full armor, sword in hand, as if he were standing on a windswept hill at the head of his troops
and, in a supreme display of self-confidence, he wears a broad grin. Clearly, this is no Christian Soldier, no crusading knight, no embodiment of the ideals of chivalry, but a frank glorification of power.

Can Grande, remembered today mainly as the friend and protector of Dante, was indeed an extraordinary figure. Although he held Verona as a fief from the German emperor, he styled himself "the Great Khan," thus asserting his claim to the absolute sovereignty of an Asiatic potentate. His free-standing equestrian statuea form of monument traditionally reserved for emperorsconveys the same ambition in visual terms.

Equestrian Statue of Can Grande della Scala,
from his tomb.
Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona

Giovanni di Balduccio

Giovanni di Balduccio  (c. 1290 – after 1339) was an Italian sculptor of the Medieval period. He was born in Pisa, and likely did not train directly with the famous Pisan sculptor Andrea Pisano. He travelled to Milan to help sculpt the arc of St. Peter Martyr now in the Portinari Chapel, in the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio, work signed in 1339. He also worked on the portal of the church of the Brera in Milan. He also worked in San Casciano in Val di Pesa and in the monument of Guarniero in Sarzana.

Giovanni da Balduccio. Shrine of St Peter Martyr. 1335-39. Marble. S. Eustorgio, Milan

Giovanni da Balduccio. Annunciation
. before 1334. Marble. Santa Maria del Prato, San Casciano Val di Pesa

Giovanni da Balduccio.
Charity, c. 1330
Samuel H. Kress Collection


Giovanni da Balduccio.
Relief with Saint Peter Martyr and Three Donors
ca. 1340, Marble
The Cloisters Collection

Giovanni da Balduccio. Madonna and Child
c. 1332-1334


Agostino di Giovanni

Agostino di Giovanni  (fl Siena, 1310; d before 27 June 1347). Italian sculptor and architect. He is first documented in 1310 in Siena, when he married Lagina di Nese, who was possibly a sister of the sculptor Cellino di Nese of Pistoia. Their two sons Giovanni d’Agostino (b Siena, 1311; d ?1348) and Domenico both became sculptors and master builders, but Agostino seems to have been the most significant artist in the family.


Agostino di Giovanni, Monument to Bishop Guido Tarlati.
c.1330. Marble. Duomo, Arezzo

Agostino di Giovanni, Madonna col Bambino.
Berlino, Staatliche Museen

Tino da Camaino

Tino di Camaino (c. 1280 – c. 1337) was an Italian sculptor.

Born in Siena, the son of the architect Camaino di Crescentino, he was a pupil of Giovanni Pisano, whom he helped work on the façade of the Cathedral of Siena. Later Tino followed his master to Pisa, where in 1311 he became responsible for the work on the Cathedral. Four years later he executed the funerary monument of Emperor Henry VII; subsequently he executed similar works in Siena and Florence, including the famous tomb of the Bishop Orso at Santa Maria del Fiore and the tomb of Gastone della Torre in the museum of Santa Croce.

From 1323 he worked in Naples, under King Robert of Anjou. Again he executed several funerary monuments, including those of Catherine of Austria in San Lorenzo Maggiore and Queen Mary of Hungary in Santa Maria Donnaregina. Other works are in Badia Cava dei Tirreni  He died in Naples around 1337.


Tino di Camaino. Charity. c. 1321. Marble. Museo Bardini, Florence
Tino di Camaino. Charity. c. 1323. Marble. San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples
Tino di Camaino. Madonna and Child. 1321. Marble. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Tino di Camaino. Funeral Monument of Cardinal Petroni.
1318. Marble. Duomo, Siena


Tino di Camaino. Funeral Monument of Cardinal Petroni (detail). 1318. Marble. Duomo, Siena


Tino di Camaino.
Tomb of Emperor Henry VII (detail). 1315. Marble. Camposanto, Pisa


Tino di Camaino. Tomb of Mary of Valois. 1331-33. Marble. Santa Chiara, Naples
Tino di Camaino. Tomb of Mary of Hungary, after 1235. Marble. Santa Maria Donna Regina, Naples


Tino di Camaino. Monument of Bishop Antonio degli Orsi. 1321. Marble. Duomo, Florence


Tino di Camaino. Monument of Bishop Antonio degli Orsi. (detail)


Tino di Camaino. Monument of Bishop Antonio degli Orsi. (detail)


Tino di Camaino. Monument of Bishop Antonio degli Orsi. (detail)


Tino di Camaino. Madonna and Child