In the centre of Italy…, there is a jewel…: The Lake Trasimeno
Eight towns surround the Lake itself…,…some on panoramic hilltops… Paciano Panicale Piegaro Citta’ della Pieve
…and others right on the shore… Magione Tuoro sul TrasimenoPassignano sul Trasimeno Castiglione del Lago
In the Trasimeno area worked great artists: the most famousof whom is Pietro Vannucci, know as “Il Perugino” (1450-1523). Frequently the painter represented the lake on his panitings and frescos… Pietro Vannucci Adoration of the Magi (1504) - Citta’ della Pieve
Giovan Battista Caporali (1496-1560) is an other important artist– architect and painter – in the Lake Trasimeno area. Many of hisworks can be seen in: Paciano Panicale Santissimo Salvatore Annunciation Passignano sul Trasimeno Giovan Battista Caporali was also the architect of the cathedral in Panicale. The Coronation of Mary
The name of Niccolo’ Circignani (1516-1598), known as “ilPomarancio”, is also closely associated with the Trasimenoarea.Almost all of the churches in Citta’ della Pieve are graced by oneor more of his works and the Palazzo Ducale della Corgna inCastiglione del Lago was decorated mostly by him withmythological themes. Frescos Palazzo della Corgna Castiglione del Lago
Another illustrious painter is Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini, known as Masolino da Panicale (Panicale 1383 – Florence 1440). He was considered the maestro of Masaccio, and worked between the gothic tradition and the Renaissance culture using the new rules of perspective. Masolino’s painting are in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, and he is famous also for the decorations of the Brancacci Chapel in the Carmine church in Pisa. Frescos of PaintingsBrancacci Chapel
While the previous artists were exponents of classic harmoniousart, Gerardo Dottori (1884-1977) was one of the greats of theFuturist school of art, the man who invented “aeropainting”. Hewas fond of painting mystical landscapes, many of whichfeatured Lake Trasimeno and the Umbrian countryside. Manyworks of Dottori are around the Trasimeno area. There arefrescoes and canvas dedicated to Friar Giovanni da Pian diCarpine in the meeting hall of Magione’s Municipal building.There are frescoes in the churches in Magione and in Tuoro atthe Church of Santa Maria Maddalena.Frescos…
In the Trasimeno area there are also many great craftsmen.Those from Piegaro are skilled in working with glass, anactivity begun there in the 13th century by Venetian masters.A request for mosaics of the Duomo in Orvieto in the early1300s, launched the activity on an industrial scale, with thehighest of quality and coloured glass. Products fromPiegaro are made for windows of cathedrals of Perugia,Milan and Bologna. Artifacts Duomo di Orvieto
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