Panels of the altarpiece: Stefano di Giovanni known as "Sassetta", Siena around 1392-1450. The Polyptych of San Francesco at Sansepolcro (1437-1444)

France, 1990

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Episode of Series “Palettes”.
Commissioned in 1437, as a tribute to a Franciscan monk, the altarpiece for the church of San Francesco was to take seven years to complete. Sassetta was paid the highest sum for its time for a painted work. In the sixteenth century the painting was dismantled and dispersed, so that today twenty six fragments are dispersed throughout ten museums around the world, and some have disappeared. The film looks at the genre of the medieval altarpiece, and paintings of St. Francis as well as the innovative techniques that Sassetta used.

Credits

production company

La Sept

FR3

Musée du Louvre

Delta Image

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Palettes

Group of items

Palettes

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304683

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art, Medieval

Crafts & Visual Arts → Christian art and symbolism

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - France

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - France

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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