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      //ANDREA DEL SARTO//



      • Known as: Florentine High Renaissance/Mannerism painter
      • Born: c. 1487, Gualfonda, near Florence
      • Birthname: Andrea d'Agnolo di Francesco di Luca di Paolo del Migliore
      • Date of death: c. 1531 (plague?)



    • While Micelangelo and Raphael were working in Rome, Andrea del Sarto and Fra Bartolommeo were in Florence. Together they were the most important painters in that city.

      As a fresco painter, he made his name with a series of grisailles in the cloister of the Scalzi in Florence (1511-26), and the Miracles of St Filippo Benizzi (1509-10) in the atrium of SS. Annunziata.

      His most famous frescoes followed, the Birth of the Virgin (1514) and the Madonna del Sacco (1525), both also in the Annunziata.

      He went to France in 1518/19 at the invitation of Francis I, Though he did well there he broke his contract in order to return to his beautiful wife (he had married Lucrezia in 1512, the wife of a hatter who died opportunely). According to the biographer Vasari it was her who ruined him.

      He never lived up to his early promise. He died at the age of 44.


      Trivia:

      • Andrea is the starting point for Mannerism. His pupils included Pontormo, Rosso and Vasari
      • My favourite piece of his is the Madonna delle Arpie (1517, Uffizi, Florence)
      • First Florentine painter to depart from the coloured drawing approach in favour of composition by coloured patches of light and shade
      • His draughtsmanship is derived from Michelangelo
      • He borrowed from the newly-arrived prints of Albrecht Durer
      • It is Vasari who said that his early death was due to plague


      Collections:

      • Florence

      • Berlin
      • Cleveland Ohio
      • Dresden
      • Edinburgh (NG)
      • London (NG and Wallace Coll.)
      • Madrid
      • New York (Met. Mus.)
      • Paris (Louvre, including some painted in France)
      • Philadelphia
      • Vienna
      • Washington (NG)


    • Andrea del Sarto: Further Reading




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      andrea del sarto / portrait of a young man, 1517, (ng, london) andrea del sarto andrea del sarto / charity, 1518-19 andrea del sarto / lucrecia baccio del fFelde andrea del sarto / madonna of the harpies andrea del sarto
      andrea del sarto / st. sebastian holding two arrows and the martyr's palm andrea del sarto / head of a child andrea del sarto / head of a young man andrea del sarto / head of an apostle andrea del sarto / madonna of the harpies andrea del sarto




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