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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12, Birth of St John the Baptist - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
12, Birth of St John the Baptist
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)
The Birth of John the Baptist (detail) 1485-90 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
The Birth of John the Baptist (detail) 1485-90
Study c. 1486 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Study c. 1486
Test of Fire before the Sultan 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Test of Fire before the Sultan 1482-85
Stigmata of St Francis (detail 1) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Stigmata of St Francis (detail 1) 1482-85
Adoration of the Magi I - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Magi I
Coronation of the Virgin 1486 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Coronation of the Virgin 1486
Visitation2 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Visitation2
Last Supper c. 1486 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Last Supper c. 1486

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