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IL MAESTRO DI OZIERI. LE INQUIETUDINI NORDICHE DI UN PITTORE NELLA SARDEGNA DEL CINQUECENTO

Recensione del libro di Maria Vittoria Spissu. Padova, Il Poligrafo, 2014

 

Silvia Caporaletti

 

 

The volume deals with the Master of Ozieri’s enigmatic personality and his activity as painter of heterodox retablos in Sardinia between the 1540’s and 1550’s. The book analyzes the painter’s own re-elaboration of Raphaelism in Southern Italy, which involves a dialectic relation with Polidoro da Caravaggio. It also casts light on the unprecedented influence of Jan van Scorel’s conception of landscape according to Joachim Patinir’s metaphorical construction of the natural background, interpreted as life pilgrimage. The painter’s composite and multiple set of landmarks, both Northern and Mediterranean, is clarified through many detailed comparisons which do not overlook the role of printmakin.