Cavallini, Pietro (1273-1321) (Pietro de'Cerroni)

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Pietro de'Cerroni named Cavallini, Italian painter. The news about him were documented between 1273-1321. The knowledge about work of this artist is mostly connected to the cycle of paintings in S.Maria in Trastevere, a Roman church: Storie della Vergine where the name of Cavallini was inscribed and dated with 1291. Two years later by the order of Bertoldo Stefaneschi was frescoed another church in Trastevere, S.Cecilia. The parts remained from the latter cycle are Giudizio Universale, Annunciazione and fragments of Storie bibliche.

The fame of the artist is proved in the ancient documents and modern attributions that register or presume the presence of Cavallini in creation of the greatest works of art of his times: old St Peter's (circa 1285); Roman churches of Aracoeli, San Crisogono in Trastevere, San Paolo fuori le Mura (the frescoes executed in 1277-1285 by the group of artists guided by Cavallini were destroyed by the fire of 1823), San Francesco a Ripa, San Giorgio in Velabro (1296-1300). The other works of master were executed in Naples after 1308 in Cathedral (Albero di Jesse) and in Santa Maria Donnaregina (Apocalisse, Storie di Cristo).
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Together with Cimabue, A.di Cambio and Giotto Cavallini was one of the main heroes of the artistic innovation of the end of the 13th century.

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