Boccaccio Boccaccino

Painting, Visual Artist

1467 – 1525

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Who was Boccaccio Boccaccino?

Boccaccio Boccaccino was a painter of the early Italian Renaissance, belonging to the Emilian school. He is profiled in Vasari's Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori.

He was born in Ferrara and studied there, probably under Domenico Panetti. Few facts of his life are known. His principal artistic activity was in Venice, Ferrara, and especially in Cremona, where he founded a school in which Garofalo was a pupil.

His most celebrated achievement is the frescoes in the Cathedral of Cremona representing the Birth of the Virgin and some subjects from her life. His position there was taken over by Altobello Melone. His remaining works, which include the Marriage of Saint Catherine, the Virgin and Child with Four Saints, the Virgin and Two Saints, and the Holy Family, are considered by Lanzi remarkable for richness of drapery, variety of color, spirit and grace of attitude, and harmony of landscape. Several works formerly attributed to Pietro Perugino, Pinturicchio, and Garofalo are now ascribed to Boccaccino.

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Born
1467
Ferrara
Also known as
  • Бокаччино, Бокаччо
Children
Nationality
  • Italy
Lived in
  • Ferrara
Died
1525

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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