The characteristic qualities which won him such renown are unexpected combinations of brilliant color and an extraordinarily graceful line which is both visually appealing and dramatically expressive, all fused to produce profoundly moving works on a variety of scale.
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Books on Lorenzo Monaco
Antonio Natali and Angelo Tartuferi, ed., Bagliori Dorati: Il Gotico Internazionale a Firenze 1375-1440, exh. cat., Florence, 2012.
Angelo Tartuferi, ed., Lorenzo Monaco: a bridge from Giotto’s heritage to the Renaissance, exh. cat. Florence, 2006.
Laurence Kanter, ed., Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450, exh. cat., New York, 1994.
Marvin Eisenberg, Lorenzo Monaco, Princeton, 1989.