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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Apse Fresco - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Apse Fresco
Madonna and Child Enthroned between Angels and Saints... - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna and Child Enthroned between Angels and Saints...
Angelo Poliziano e Giuliano de' Medici (detail) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Angelo Poliziano e Giuliano de' Medici (detail)
Confirmation of the Rule (detail 4) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Confirmation of the Rule (detail 4) 1482-85
Resurrection of the Boy (detail 3) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Resurrection of the Boy (detail 3) 1482-85
Herod's Banquet - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Herod's Banquet
12, Birth of St John the Baptist (detail 3) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
12, Birth of St John the Baptist (detail 3)
Nativity of the Virgin (Nascita di Maria) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Nativity of the Virgin (Nascita di Maria)
Last Supper (detail 2) 1480 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Last Supper (detail 2) 1480
St Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling... - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Barbara Crushing her Infidel Father, with a Kneeling...
Announcement of Death to St Fina - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Announcement of Death to St Fina
Preaching Of St John The Baptist - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Preaching Of St John The Baptist

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