By Cathleen Fleck, Saint Louis University
In anticipation of the IAS/Kress Lecture by Dr. Jean Cadogan, “Maravigliose istorie: The Mural Decoration of the Camposanto in Pisa,” I share some photos of Pisa. Her lecture on 27 May 2014 at 5 pm (in the Gipsoteca of the Università di Pisa at Piazza San Paolo all’Orto) will examine the murals painted by Benozzo Gozzoli in the context of the changing civic function of the Camposanto in the fifteenth century. The fresco campaigns were begun in the 14th and continued into the 16th cc. After time and WWII damage to the Camposanto, the monumental cemetery next to Pisa’s Cathedral (beg. 1278), the frescoes have been undergoing restoration and re-placement in the Camposanto, and some of their sinopie underdrawings now appear in the Museo delle Sinopie nearby.
Camposanto, beg. 1278
Benozzo Gozzoli, remains of a fresco with Stories of the Old Testament, north gallery, late 15th century