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Piero Pollaiuolo

1441-1496 Italy/Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Piero Pollaiuolo was the younger brother of Antonio Pollaiuolo. They worked together in Florence, where the Medici patronized them. Both were painters, goldsmiths and sculptors; however, Antonio was more affiliated with sculptors but liaised on Piero's paintings. Antonio, in particular, dissected bodies to study anatomy, although it was a subject of interest to both of them. One of Antonio's most famous pictures is The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian, noted for its perspective in the Tuscan background landscape and where the foreground is not connected. It makes the scene precise in draughtsmanship while harmonious in its configuration. It is in the London National Gallery.

 

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coronation of the
virgin

coronation of the virgin


a youth

a youth

altarpiece with three
saints

altarpiece with three saints


charity

charity


faith

faith


galeazzo maria sforza

galeazzo maria sforza


mary with the child

mary with the child


portrait of a lady

portrait of a lady


temperance

temperance


the annunciation

the annunciation