Pietro Cavallini

Cavallini, Pietro (pyĕˈtrō käväl-lēˈnē) [key], c.1250–c.1330, Italian painter and mosaicist. Working in a classical style, he had an important influence on the art of Cimabue and Giotto. His surviving works are frescoes in Santa Cecilia, Rome, and in Santa Maria Donnaregina, Naples. He designed some beautiful mosaics in the Church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome.

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