15th-century Milanese Lombard VS Painting
(Treviglio, Italy, before 1453 - 1528, Treviglio, Italy)
Butinone and his usual collaborator, Bernardo Zenale, were among the most successful painters of conservative tendency in late century Milan. Their works are generally disparate in effect and local in description. At the same time, they incorporate the latest perspectival effects, occasional motifs from the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, and, in Butinone’s case, the more eccentric types and restless handling that he gathered from the contemporary school of Ferrara. The miniature panels of the Life of Christ are very close in style to the predelle panels in Butinone and Zenale’s most celebrated project, an altarpiece begun in 1485 for their native town of Treviglio, just east of Milan.