This little street is dedicated to a local painter – his actual name is unknown to us – who was active during the first three decades of the 14th century. “This artist,” as the art historian Cristiana Sargentini explains, “brought together the artistic innovations of Giotto with those of Simone Martini and Pietro Lorenzetti towards the end of the 13th century and the first decade of the 14th in the workshop of Assisi. In his work he re-elaborated the lessons he learned from his experience in Assisi, emphasising dramatic and expressive elements within a crowded composition, as was characteristic of many of the paintings made in Perugia during the 1300s.”
Paciano wished to honour this important painter by renaming one of its streets in the town centre after him. Two works by the “Maestro” (Master) of Paciano – the reredos from the former Antonio of Padua monastery of Paciano and the two sides of the triptych – are housed at the National Gallery of Umbria in Perugia.