Andrea del Sarto 'senza errori', 'the faultless
painter'. Florentine painter with
feeling for tone and colour characteristic of the
Venetian rather than the Florentine school.
Invited by Francis I to Paris (1518) he returned
to Florence (1519) to his wife. His life and works
were much studied and admired in th' 19th century
and Browning's poem Andrea del Sarto
sensitive and acceptable picture of a gifted,
irresolute and reflective man. Andrea del Sarto's frescoes Birth
of the Virgin (1514) and Madonna del Sacco (1525),
both in S. Annunziata church, Florence, are
perfect examples of the High Renaissance.
Other major "works include Madonna delle Arpie
(1517), classical in style, and the Holy
a favourite theme. Among his pupils were the
Mannerists da Pontormo and G. B. Rosso.
Source: The Thames and Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists (World of Art)
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