Benozzo Gozzoli, Adoration Of The Magi, And Women At The Renaissance

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Benozzo Gozzoli was an influential Italian painter in the Renaissance. He helped impact art as we know it today in many ways. Some of his most acclaimed pieces included Madonna and Child Giving Blessings, Adoration of the Magi, and Women at the Tomb. His style of artwork was fresco which is a painting done expeditiously on wet plaster on a wall or ceiling with watercolor.

Gozzoli was born around the year 1421 in a village in Italy called Sant’llaria a Colombano. His birth name was Benozzo di Lese. In 1427 he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. In Florence, he was an assistant of an artist by the name of Fra Angelico. Benozzo helped Angelico with the frescoing of the cells of the Convent of San Marco. What many people don’t know is that Benozzo was trained as a goldsmith as well as a painter when he was young. In 1447 Angelico and Gozzoli went to Rome because Pope Eugene IV asked them to fresco a chapel in the Vatican Palace. Their work there was eradicated after the chapel was destroyed. After that, Angelico and Gozzoli traveled to Umbria. They traveled to
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Another person that influenced him was Lorenzo Ghiberti. Gozzoli decided to leave Fra Angelico in 1449 and he moved to Umbria. Gozzoli painted Madonna and Child between St. Francis and St. Bernardine of Siena while in Umbria. In 1456 he went back to Florence, where he was born. He painted some frescoes in the Magi Chapel which are the ones that made Gozzoli famous. He moved from Florence to San Gimignano in 1463. While in San Gimignano he did some extensive works. Some of those works were the seventeen-panel fresco cycle in the church of Sant’Agostino. Benozzo went to Pisa in 1469. In Pisa, he was working on a series of murals in the Campo Santo edifice of Pisa. He did numerous paintings related to the Old Testament. Some of them were the Invention of Wine by Noah and Queen of Sheba to Solomon. Benozzo Gozzoli died in 1497 at age

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