Dante.  From the San Brizio Chapel, Duomo,
Orvieto.  1499/1504.

LUCA SIGNORELLI
A Brief Bibliography


Titles are in order by date of publication.

Cecilia Alessi. "Il cantiere di Luca Signorelli a Monte Oliveto Maggiore." In: Materiali e tecniche nella pittura murale del Quattrocento. Vol. 1 (2010): 365-371.

Laura Torricini. "Giorgio Vasari e Luca Signorelli: due vite a confronto." Arezzo e Vasari: vite e postille. Antonino Caleca ed. Foligno, 2007.

Alison Wright. "Authority and Vision: the painter's position in the Cappella Nova at Orvieto." Renaissance studies. 21: 1 (2007): 20-43.

Laura Andreani. "La Cappella di San Brizio e il Giudizio Universale di Luca Signorelli." Le stanze delle meraviglie: da Simone Martini a Francesco Moch. Alessandra Cannistra', ed. Cinisello Balsamo, 2006.

Max Seidel. "Luca Signorelli around the year 1490." Italian art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Venice, 2005.

Dugald McLellan. "New documents for Signorelli's commissions in Orvieto cathedral." The Burlington magazine. vol. 147. (2005) no. 1222: 34-37.

Tom Henry. "Perugino e Signorelli." Pietro Vannucci, il Perugino: atti del convegno internazionale di studio, 25-28 ottobre 2000. Laura Teza, ed. Perugia, 2004.

Laurence B. Kanter. "Luca Signorelli and Girolamo Genga in Princeton." Record: Princeton University Art Museum. vol. 62 (2003/2004): 68-83.

Sara Nair James. Signorelli and Fra Angelico at Orvieto: liturgy, poetry and a vision of the End-time. Burlington, Vt., 2003.

Creighton E. Gilbert. How Fra Angelico and Signorelli saw the end of the world. University Park, Pa. 2003.

Sara Nair James. "Penance and Redemption: The Role of the Roman Liturgy in Luca Signorelli's Frescoes at Orvieto." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 22, No. 44 (2001): 119-147.

Laurence B. Kanter. (text) and Tom Henry (Plates and catalogue). Luca Signorelli: the complete paintings. London, 2002.
Book Review: Michael Bury. Apollo. 157 (2003) 492: 56-57.

Laurence B. Kanter. Luca Signorelli. Milan, 2001.

Tom Henry. "Signorelli's Madonna and Child: a gift to his daughter." Metropolitan Museum Journal. vol. 36 (2001): 161-168.

Sara Nair James. "Penance and redemption: the role of the Roman liturgy in Luca Signorelli's frescoes at Orvieto." Artibus et historiae. vol. 22 (2001) no. 44: 119-147.

Rolf Bagemihl. "Signorelli in British Collections, National Gallery, Sunley Room, 11 November 1998-31 January 1999." Renaissance Studies. 14 (2000): 116-123.

Daniel Bornstein. "Provincial painters: local artists in Quattrocento Cortona and the origins of Luca Signorelli." Renaissance Studies. 14 (2000): 435-452.

Renato Barilli. "Il difficile limbo di Luca Signorelli." In: Signorelli e Dante. Milan, 1991: 39-42.

Ronald B. Herzman. "'Visibile parlare': Dante's Purgatorio 10 and Luca Signorelli's San Brizio frescoes." Studies in iconography. vol. 20 (1999): 155-183.

Ettore Della Casa. "La Pieta' di Luca Signorelli a Castiglion Fiorentino: un'opera dimenticata." Bollettino d'informazione: Brigata Aretina degli Amici dei Monumenti. vol. 32 (1998) no. 66: 29-31.

Cynthia Ann Odell. "New observations concerning the parallels between Luca Signorelli and Michelangelo Buonarroti." M.A. thesis, University of Louisville, 1998.

Claire Van Cleave. "Luca Signorelli's studies of the human figure." Drawing 1400-1600: invention and innovation. Aldershot, 1998.

Jonathan B. Riess. The Renaissance Antichrist: Luca Signorelli's Orvieto frescoes. Princeton, N. J. 1995.



A. Paolucci. Luca Signorelli. Florence, 1990.

Rose Marie San Juan. "The Illustrious Poets in Signorelli's Frescoes for the Cappella Nuova of Orvieto Cathedral." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 52, (1989): 71-84.

C. Lewine. The Sixtine walls. New York, 1987.

Luba Freedman. "Once more Luca Signorelli's Pan Deus Arcadiae." Konsthistorisk tidskrift. Vol. LIV: 4 (1985) 152-159.

Max Seidel, "Signorelli um 1490." Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen. Vol. 26 (1984) pp 181-256.

Robert Williams. "Notes by Vincenzo Borghini on Works of Art in San Gimignano and Volterra: A Source for Vasari's 'Lives'." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 127, No. 982 (January, 1985): 17-21.

Janet Cox-Rearick, "Themes of time and rule at Poggio a Caiano: the portico frieze of Lorenzo il Magnifico." Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz. vol. 26: 2 (1982): 167-210.

Enzo Carli, Le storie di San Benedetto a Monteoliveto Maggiore. Milan, 1981.

Richard Kenneth Emmerson, Antichrist in the Middle Ages; a study of medieval apocalypticism, art, and literature. Seattle and Manchester, 1981.

Gloria Kury. The early work of Luca Signorelli: 1465-1490, NYU 1975 (Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts)

M. Moriondo Lenzini. Signorelli. Florence, 1966.

P. Scarpellini. Luca Signorelli. Florence, 1964.

Andrew Martindale. "Luca Signorelli and the Drawings Connected with the Orvieto Frescoes." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 103, No. 699, Special Issue in Honour of Professor Johannes Wilde (June, 1961): 216-220.

Bernard Berenson. "Michelangelo, Leonardo und Signorelli als Zeichner." Pubblicazione in onore di Bernard Berenson. 1954: 18-27.

M. Moriondo. Mostra di Luca Signorelli. Exhib. catalogue. Cortona, 1953.

Mario Salmi. Luca Signorelli. Novara, 1953.

Bernard Berenson. "Nouveaux dessins de Signorelli." Gazette des beaux-arts. 6. Per. 10 (1933): 279-293.

Bernard Berenson. "Les dessins de Signorelli." Gazette des beaux-arts. 6. Per. 7 (1932) 173-210.

L. Dussler. Luca Signorelli: Sein Leben und sein Kunst. Stuttgart, 1927.

Bernard Berenson. "An Early Signorelli in Boston." Art in America. XIV (1926), 105-117.

Adolfo Venturi. Luca Signorelli. Florence, 1923.

Catholic Encyclopedia. 1912. Author: George Williamson.

Maud Crutwell. Luca Signorelli. London, originally published 1899. Republished by Project Gutenberg, 2009.

R. Vischer. Luca Signorelli und die italienische Renaissance. Leipzig, 1879.

Web Gallery of Art.

Luca Signorelli.

Luca Signorelli at the National Gallery, London.

Signorelli frescoes at Orvieto. Explained by Prof. Tom Henry.

When the Antichrist Came to Orvieto. By Ingrid Rowland. The New York Review of Books. No date given.



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