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Domenico Ghirlandaio
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Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 - January 11, 1494) was a renowned Florentine Renaissance painter, a contemporary of Botticelli and Filippino Lippi. His many apprentices included Michelangelo.

Ghirlandaio's full name is given as Domenico di Tommaso Curradi di Doffo Bigordi; it appears, therefore, that his father's surname was Curradi and his grandfather's Bigordi. Domenico, the eldest of eight children, was at first apprenticed to a jeweller or a goldsmith, most likely his own father. The nickname "Il Ghirlandaio" (garland-maker) came to Domenico from his father, a goldsmith who was renowned for creating the metallic garland-like necklaces worn by Florentine women. In his father's shop, Domenico is said to have made portraits of the passers-by, and he was eventually apprenticed to Alessio Baldovinetti to study painting and mosaic.


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An Old Man and His Grandson c. 1490 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
An Old Man and His Grandson c. 1490
Portait Of A Girl - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Portait Of A Girl
Adoration of the Shepherds 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Shepherds 1482-85
The Nativity c. 1492 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
The Nativity c. 1492
Calling of the First Apostles - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Calling of the First Apostles
Adoration of the Magi 1488 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Magi 1488
Angel Appearing To Zacharias - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Angel Appearing To Zacharias
Last Supper - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Last Supper
Obsequies of St. Francis - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Obsequies of St. Francis
Last Supper 1480 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Last Supper 1480
View Of The Sassetti Chapel - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
View Of The Sassetti Chapel
12, Birth of St John the Baptist - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
12, Birth of St John the Baptist
Giovanna Tornabuoni - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Giovanna Tornabuoni
Birth Of Mary - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Birth Of Mary
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni 1488 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni 1488
Funeral of St. Fina (Esequie di santa Fina) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Funeral of St. Fina (Esequie di santa Fina)
Test of Fire before the Sultan 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Test of Fire before the Sultan 1482-85
Study c. 1486 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Study c. 1486
The Birth of John the Baptist (detail) 1485-90 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
The Birth of John the Baptist (detail) 1485-90
Stigmata of St Francis (detail 1) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Stigmata of St Francis (detail 1) 1482-85
Coronation of the Virgin 1486 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Coronation of the Virgin 1486
Adoration of the Magi I - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Magi I
Visitation2 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Visitation2
Birth of St John the Baptist 2 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Birth of St John the Baptist 2
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