Trasimeno lake - arts & crafts

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Description of arts and Crafts in the Trasimeno Lake area.

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  • 1.In the centre of Italy, there is a jewel: The Lake Trasimeno

2. Eight towns surround the Lake itself,some on panoramic hilltopsPaciano Panicale PiegaroCitta della Pieve 3. and others right on the shoreMagione Tuoro sul TrasimenoPassignano sul TrasimenoCastiglione del Lago 4. 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 VannucciAdoration of the Magi (1504) - Citta dellaPieve 5. 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 AnnunciationPassignano sul Trasimeno Giovan Battista Caporali was also the architect of the cathedral in Panicale. The Coronation of Mary 6. 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. FrescosPalazzo della CorgnaCastiglione del Lago 7. 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. Masolinos 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 8. 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 Magiones Municipal building.There are frescoes in the churches in Magione and in Tuoro atthe Church of Santa Maria Maddalena.Frescos 9. Paintings 10. .and Aereopaintings 11. 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. ArtifactsDuomo di Orvieto