Master of Gerona

  • active about 1300
  • Illuminator
  • Italian

The anonymous Master of Gerona, who derives his name from his work on the illuminations in a Bible now in Gerona, Spain, was deeply influenced by Byzantine icon painting. In particular, like many of his Italian contemporaries, he was interested in the convincing depiction of three-dimensional objects in space, one of the innovative trends that led to the later Italian Renaissance style. The Master of Gerona was active between about 1260 and 1290 in Bologna, a university town with a thriving book trade.