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At the beginning of the fifteenth century, Taddeo di Bartolo painted the saint's assassination as a continuous narrative in his predella Death of St Peter Martyr: first, the impending attack on the friar; then the knife slicing his bloodied, and now haloed, head and Peter writing 'Credo' in his own blood as it pours on the ground; and finally his slain figure with bloody head and chest wounds (see Figure 10).
The miniature introducing the company's statutes of 1501 and Ghirlandaio's predella panel of 1515 must be understood in light of the advent in Florence of the bubonic plague in 1495 and then continuously from 1497/98 to 1509, during which the Misericordia served so nobly and tirelessly, as described previously.
1470 y, con referencias a la predella de Urbino, verdaderamente parece ser una obra de colaboracion, como ha sido sugerido, de Uccello con sus hijos pintores Donato y Antonia; las connotaciones caricaturescas de los santos suponen un cierto "mordiente" propio del maestro, que se pierde en un forzado ritmo gesticulante y en la busqueda de un fondo de paisaje mas convencional.
His insight is further reflected in the newly united predella of adoring saints, male and female, surrounding the apparition of a mystical crucifixion.
Bacchi and Giacomelli 430 believe that the reliefs were at the base of the altar, while Benci and Stucky 61 suggests that they composed a sort of predella for the Lamentation of Giovanni Bellini in the same church.
Taken together, these panels might be taken to form an extended, if eccentric and repetitious, predella, similar to those on which incidents from the life of a martyred saint were depicted: Guston's version awaits a centerpiece showing this acclaimed Abstract Expressionist martyring himself to representation.
Urbino, Italy: Paintings by Paolo Uccello on the predella for the altarpiece of the Communion of the Apostles in the Ducal Palace.
In each vignette, women are seen going about their private lives; one window shows two masked men about to throw a woman out, while below, a narrow predella features a young woman in an Arcadian setting--perhaps a stand-in for the artist herself--contemplating her next move.
When Kurz adds a predella (the bottom panel below an altar that contained small narrative paintings), the viewer has to literally crouch down to see the images (Zora and Michael Kurz).
The earliest icono-graphical source, six anonymous predella scenes from the late fifteenth century, does not represent the battle at all, but the experience of the young man who received Andrea's prophetic visions.
The predella is composed of a series of very small panels that lead up to the moment portrayed in the triptych, similar to a comic strip.