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Style


Representation of space


The « Master of Lusernetta », author of the paintings of Auron, has used in all narrative scenes the procedure of the back-screen, composed by a blue rectangle surrounded by a large green band.

In its primitive form (superposition of three horizontal ochre, green and blue bands), this spatial procedure goes back to the paleo-Christian time and was kept, in Rome, until the middle of the XIIIth century.

One of its avatars, the back-screen where blue makes a kind of a window within the green, is very popular in Northern Italy during the Middle Ages as a whole.
In the XVth century, it was adopted both by painters of the international gothic movement and by all he following generations.


The use of the trompe l'oeil, to picture the niche and the shelf bearing the signature of the two painters of the chapel Saint-Sebastian, is not rare in the Alps.

Used by Giacomo Jacquerio in the chapel of the castle of Fénis in the valley of Aosta, with the same type of stiletto, it was later used again by Jean Baleison in 1484 in the chapel Saint-Sebastian in Celle-Macra in Piedmont.

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