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Benedetto da Maiano

(b Maiano, c.1442; d Florence, 24 May 1497). One of the leading Florentine sculptors of his generation, a member of a family of artists from Maiano, near Florence, a village ...

Benedetto da Maiano

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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... da Maiano or Benedetto di Leonardo ( 1442–97 ), Italian sculptor, the younger brother of Giuliano da Maiano . He trained in the studio of Antonio Rossellino in Florence. He sculpted the pulpit in the Church of Santa Croce in Florence ( 1472–5 ), an altar in the Chapel of Santa Fina in the Cathedral of San Gimignano ( c. 1475 ) and another in the Chapel of San Bartolo in the Church of Sant'Agostino in San Gimignano ( 1494 ), and a reredos in the Church of Monte Oliveto in Naples ( c. 1485 ), where his brother had worked. His portrait busts include...

Maiano, Benedetto da

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The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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..., Benedetto da ( b Maiano, c. 1442 ; d Florence, 24 May 1497 ). One of the leading Florentine sculptors of his generation, a member of a family of artists from Maiano, near Florence, a village renowned for its quarries. He often worked with his brothers Giuliano ( c. 1432–90 ), who was primarily an architect, and Giovanni I ( c. 1439–78 ), and he also sometimes collaborated with the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio , whose essentially conservative outlook and high standards of craftsmanship were similar to his own. Nothing is documented of ...

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..., Benedetto da ( b Maiano , c .1442 ; d Florence , 24 May 1497 ). One of the leading Florentine sculptors of his generation, a member of a family of artists from Maiano, near Florence, a village renowned for its quarries. He often worked with his brothers Giuliano ( c .1432–90 ), who was primarily an architect, and Giovanni I ( c .1439–78 ), and he also sometimes collaborated with the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio , whose essentially conservative outlook and high standards of craftsmanship were similar to his own. Nothing is documented of...

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(b Maiano, c.1442; d Florence, 24 May 1497).One of the leading Florentine sculptors of his generation, a member of a family of artists from Maiano, near Florence, a village renowned for its quarries. ...
Giuliano da Maiano

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(b Maiano, nr Florence, 1432; d Naples, 17 Oct 1490).Italian architect, wood-carver and intarsia worker. Although much of his posthumous fame rests on his work as an architect, Giuliano's ...
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Italian sculptors, father and son. Benedetto (1442–97) was a Florentine who with Verrocchio was the principal sculptor of the later 15th century. He probably trained initially as an intarsia worker ...
Il Cronaca

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(1457–1508),Italian architect and stonemason, a native of Florence who as a young man spent several years in Rome (1475–85). On returning to Florence he collaborated with Giuliano da Sangallo ...
Strozzi family

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Family of Florentine bankers. Palla Strozzi (1372–1462), scholar and philosopher, was exiled in 1434 to Padua, where he left his library to the monastery of Santa Giustina. Filippo Strozzi (1428–91) ...
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(1472–1528).Florentine sculptor, whose fame rests both on having broken Michelangelo's nose, and on having brought the Italian Renaissance to England. His training is unclear, but he probably studied ...
Maiano [Majano], da

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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... [Majano], da . Italian family of artists. The brothers Giuliano da Maiano, Giovanni da Maiano I ( b Maiano, nr Florence , 1439 ; d Florence , 10 Aug 1478 ) and Benedetto da Maiano ( b Maiano, nr Florence, 1442 ; d Florence, 24 May 1497 ) ran one of the most versatile and productive workshops in Florence in the later 15th century. They were sons of the mason Leonardo d’Antonio da Maiano and were brought up in the quarry village of Maiano, outside Florence. (1) Giovanni da Maiano II was the son of Benedetto da Maiano and was one of the first...

Giuliano da Maiano

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...da Maiano ( 1432–90 ), Italian architect, the elder brother of Benedetto da Maiano . As a young man he worked as a woodcarver and intarsiatoro , notably on the choir stalls in Pisa Cathedral and on the cupboards (still in place) in the New Sacristy of Florence Cathedral ( 1463–5 ). He subsequently worked as an architect in Tuscany and in Naples, and from 1477 served as architect to Florence Cathedral. His greatest surviving building is Faenza Cathedral ( 1474–86 ), on which the façade was left unfinished; he also built the Chapel of Santa Fina in the...

Cronaca, Simone del Pollaiuolo

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...Simone del Pollaiuolo called Il ( 1457–1508 ) Florentine architect . He worked with Giuliano da Sangallo on the octagonal sacristy of Santo Spirito , and with Benedetto da Maiano on the Palazzo Strozzi , where he was responsible for the grand cornicione ( c .1489–1504). He completed (1504) the monastery-church of San Salvatore (or San Francesco ) al Monte , admired by Michelangelo . Cronaca has been credited with the design of the Palazzo Guadagni (1504–6). Goldthwaite ( 1980 ) ; He ( 1996 )...

Strozzi family

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...of Florentine bankers. Palla Strozzi ( 1372–1462 ), scholar and philosopher, was exiled in 1434 to Padua, where he left his library to the monastery of Santa Giustina. Filippo Strozzi ( 1428–91 ) commissioned the construction of Palazzo Strozzi by the architect Benedetto da Maiano : finished in 1534 , it was purchased by the Italian State in 1937 and now houses the *Vieusseux Circulating Library . Neil...

da Maiano, Giuliano

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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...: The Liberal Arts Studiolo from the Ducal Palace at Gubbio , Met. Mus. A. Bull. , liii (Spring 1996), pp. 4–35 M. Ciardi Duprè Dal Poggetto and others: La bottega di Giuliano e Benedetto da Maiano nel Rinascimento fiorentino (Florence, 1994) D. Lamberini , M. Lotti and R. Lunardi : Giuliano e la bottega dei da Maiano (Florence, 1994) F. Quinterio : Giuliano da Maiano: “Grandissimo domestico” (Rome, 1995) J. Dugdale : Study in Perspective [Gubbio Studiolo] , Interiors , clviii/7 (July 1999), pp. 58–9 O. Raggio and A. Wilmering : The Gubbio...

Cronaca, Il

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...Il , or Simone del Pollaiuolo ( 1457–1508 ), Italian architect and stonemason, a native of Florence who as a young man spent several years in Rome ( 1475–85 ). On returning to Florence he collaborated with Giuliano da Sangallo on the sacristy of Santo Spirito and the Casa Horne and with Benedetto da Maiano on the Palazzo Strozzi, for which Il Cronaca designed the elegant courtyard and the magnificent cornice. His finest independent work is the aisleless Church of San Salvatore al Monte ( 1487–1504 ), which reflects Il Cronaca's study of ancient...

Maiano, da

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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..., da . Italian sculptors, father and son. Benedetto ( 1442–97 ) was a Florentine who with Verrocchio was the principal sculptor of the later 15th century. He probably trained initially as an intarsia worker, and for most of his career collaborated with his brother, the architect Giuliano da Maiano ( 1432–90 ). At an early stage he may have assisted Antonio Rossellino , and learned his marble-cutting skills from him, especially noticeable in the masterly portraits of Pietro Mellini ( 1474 ; Florence, Bargello) and Filippo Strozzi ( 1475 ; Paris,...

Maiano Brothers

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... Brothers C15 Florentine architects . Giuliano da Maiano ( 1432–90 ) designed the Chapel of Santa Fina in the Collegiata , San Gimignano ( 1466–8 ), where he was influenced by Brunelleschi and Michelozzo , and the Palazzo Spannocchi , Siena ( 1473–5 ), where the watered-down themes derived from Alberti ’s Palazzo Rucellai , Florence. In Florence itself he probably designed the portico of Brunelleschi’s Pazzi Chapel ( 1472 ), and was called to Faenza ( 1474 ) where he designed the Cathedral. From 1485 he worked in Naples and built the ...

Strozzi family

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...by Cosimo de' Medici ‘Il Vecchio’ in 1434 . Filippo Strozzi ( 1428–91 ) returned from banishment in 1466 and became an adviser to Lorenzo de' Medici ; in 1489 Filippo commissioned the family's Florentine palace, the Palazzo Strozzi, which was the work of Benedetto da Maiano and Il Cronaca . Filippo's son and namesake Filippo Strozzi ( 1489–1538 ) was exiled by Alessandro de' Medici in 1533 , and, after Alessandro's death in 1537 , attempted to overthrow Cosimo de' Medici ; he was captured after his defeat in the battle of ...

Hungary

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...by the Habsburgs (who paid tribute to the sultans), central Hungary was an Ottoman province, and Transylvania was an Ottoman protectorate. Hungary's most important patron of the arts was Matthias Corvinus, who extended his patronage to many Italian artists (including Benedetto da Maiano , Ercole de'Roberti , Mantegna , and Verrochio ), assembled a magnificent library, and commissioned many works of architecture and architectural decoration, including the friezes in Buda Castle (now in the Castle Museum) and the well in the royal palace in Višegrad. The...

pulpit

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...addressed great crowds in the open air, certain pulpits were designed for exterior use, such as Donatello 's pulpit for the west façade of Prato Cathedral ( 1434–8 ). The life of Christ and Passion cycles were the most common, but not the only, subjects depicted. Benedetto da Maiano 's pulpit in S. Croce, Florence ( 1485 ; in situ ), displays scenes from the life of S. Francis, whilst Donatello's Prato pulpit features dancing, singing, and playing putti. The Counter-Reformation led to a renewed emphasis on the pulpit, since the new orders such as...

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