In the 15th century, the popularity of novels featuring knights also influenced the figurative arts and give life to a widespread diffusion of paintings with themes based on books. The remaining examples of this are rare and, therefore, very precious: in Umbria you'll discover two of the most important of these cycles. Not only, but you'll get a chance to see other Late Gothic frescoes of a religious nature.
Late-Gothic in Umbria - Late-Gothic in Umbria
Late-Gothic in Umbria
Your last stop along this journey is in Spoleto to see some of the most rare and precious frescoes from this period in the Rocca Albornoziana, strategically built on the top of the Sant'Elia hill in 1359. Inside the Torre Maestra, in the Picta Room, is a cycle depicting stories of knights painted by the Maestro della Dormitio of Terni before 1416. It portrays scenes from court literature. Make sure you take a good look at the allegory of the Fountain of Youth.