The golden simplicity of the trecento yields to a studied effort after dignity of diction, culture of amplitude.
Lorenzo's first essays in poetry were sonnets and canzoni in the style of the trecento.
It is never found in trecento art, and is probably traceable to the Paduan impulse to make use of classic remains.
And here we have the reverence of the trecento, with its rude handiwork redeemed by its ardent sincerity.
In so solemn and chastened a spirit could the artists of the trecento conceive of their Republic's deliverance.