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Perino del Vaga

1501-1547 Italy/High Renaissance


Brief Biography-Perino del Vaga, known as Bonaccorsi, was a Florentine painter and a disciple of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, the son of Domenico Ghirlandaio. The works of Michelangelo became his main inspiration which he copied in Rome, and he soon entered the atelier of Raphael, later becoming his assistant alongside Giulio Romano and Giovan Francesco Penni. On the death of Raphael, Pierino helped Penni and Romano with the Battles of Constantine and several other works left unfinished by Raphael. Then, with the advent of the plague, he went to Florence for a year, where he designed the "10,00 Martyrs" before returning to Rome and working in the Santissima Trinità dei Monti church. Subsequently, Andrea Doria commissioned him to paint his Palazzo del Principe outside Genoa in 1527, where he painted the Salone dei Giganti, which included the magnificent "Fall of the Giants." Finally, he spent his last years working in the Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome. He died in Rome in 1547.


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adoration of
the child

adoration of the child

perino del vaga
by carlo lasinio

perino del vaga by carlo lasinio

the fall of
the giants

the fall of the giants

the holy family with
the Infant saint john

the holy family with the Infant saint john the baptist

virgin and child

virgin and child