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INTRODUCTION    
Louise Bourdua

 

ABSTRACT

This issue of Predella comprises six essays that explore how artists and patrons interacted with the Trecento during the fifteenth century, dealing both with subject matter and style. Some authors have interpreted the insistence on the Trecento as a deliberate choice of models by patrons and painters. In other cases, however, the relationship with the previous century could be more complex and difficult to unravel. Overall, the survival of the Trecento questions the more traditional and widely accepted historiographic caesurae, in particular regarding the origins of the Renaissance in the Quattrocento and the extent of its break with the late Middle Ages.