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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Angelo Poliziano e Giuliano de' Medici - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Angelo Poliziano e Giuliano de' Medici
12, Birth of St John the Baptist (detail 2) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
12, Birth of St John the Baptist (detail 2)
Marriage Of Mary - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Marriage Of Mary
Lamentation over the Dead Christ c. 1472 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Lamentation over the Dead Christ c. 1472
St Jerome in his Study 1480 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
St Jerome in his Study 1480
Adoration of the Magi (detail 6) 1488 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Magi (detail 6) 1488
Calling of the Apostles (detail 3) 1481 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Calling of the Apostles (detail 3) 1481
Angel Appearing to Zacharias (detail) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Angel Appearing to Zacharias (detail)
Portrait of the Donor Francesco Sassetti c. 1485 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Portrait of the Donor Francesco Sassetti c. 1485
Meeting of Augustus and the Sibyl c. 1485 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Meeting of Augustus and the Sibyl c. 1485
Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail 2) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail 2) 1482-85
14, St. John the Baptist in the desert - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
14, St. John the Baptist in the desert

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