PIETRO DA RIMINI (active 1324-1338 in Rimini) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter. His only certain work is the signed Crucifix in the Chiesa dei Morti, Urbania. In design, delicate chiaroscuro modelling and treatment of anatomy, it relates closely to one attributed to Pietro Lorenzetti (Cortona, Museo Diocesano). The heaviness of the gigantic crucified body contrasts with the fragility of the overstretched arms, enhancing the pathos of the theme. The precise, fine strokes that define the features, hair and the semi-transparent loincloth show a refined painterly technique.