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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Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail 2) 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Renunciation of Worldly Goods (detail 2) 1482-85
Adoration of the Magi (detail 1) 1488 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Adoration of the Magi (detail 1) 1488
Birth of Mary (detail) 3 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Birth of Mary (detail) 3
Meeting of Augustus and the Sibyl c. 1485 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Meeting of Augustus and the Sibyl c. 1485
23, San Marco - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
23, San Marco
Madonna in Glory with Saints 1490-96 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna in Glory with Saints 1490-96
Madonna - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna
Madonna of Mercy and Lamentation - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna of Mercy and Lamentation
Untitled - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Untitled
Visitation (detail) - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Visitation (detail)
Madonna of Mercy c. 1472 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Madonna of Mercy c. 1472
Resurrection of the Boy 1482-85 - Domenico Ghirlandaio - www.domenico-ghirlandaio.org
Resurrection of the Boy 1482-85

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