Barnaba was from a Milanese family, settled in Modena. He was mainly active in Genoa, where he is recorded from 1361 until 1386. He visited Pisa in 1379. Several signed works exist, some dated. He was particularly influenced by Bolognese and Sienese painters.
Barnaba da Modena
active 1361 - 1386
Paintings by Barnaba da Modena
Christ’s disciples were gathered together 50 days after his death when, according to the Bible, a strong wind began to blow. Flames like ‘tongues of fire’ appeared on their heads and they were filled with the Holy Ghost (Acts 2: 1–4). This event, called Pentecost, was when the disciples were give...
Not on display
It is unusual to see these four images grouped together like this. This arrangement and the evidence of hinges at the panel’s right edge suggest that it was once part of a larger work made up two or more connected panels.Clockwise from top left, we see the coronation of the Virgin (when Christ cr...