12 Works, Today, January 11th is Domenico Ghirlandaio’s day, his story, illustrated #011

Domenico Ghirlandaio 1449 – 1494
Detail; Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1486-90

Width 450 cm
Cappella Tornabuoni, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Domenico Ghirlandaio (2 June 1448–11 January 1494), was the eldest of eight children. He was at first apprenticed to his father, who was a goldsmith. Domenico made portraits of the passers-by and visitors to his father’s shop. He was eventually apprenticed in Florence to Andrea del Verrocchio. He maintained a close association with other Florentine painters including Botticelli and with the Umbrian painter Perugino…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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