Domenico Ghirlandaio
Portrait

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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Herod's Banquet (detail) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Herod's Banquet (detail)
St Matthew The Evangelist - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Matthew The Evangelist
Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple (detail)
St Francis cycle, Resurrection of the Boy (detail 1... - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Francis cycle, Resurrection of the Boy (detail 1...
Madonna of Mercy and Lamentation 2 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna of Mercy and Lamentation 2
St Lawrence - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Lawrence
Birth of St John the Baptist (detail) 3 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Birth of St John the Baptist (detail) 3
Marriage of Mary (detail) 2 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Marriage of Mary (detail) 2
St Francis cycle, Test of Fire before the Sultan - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Francis cycle, Test of Fire before the Sultan
St John the Evangelist on the Island of Patmos - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St John the Evangelist on the Island of Patmos

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