Andrea del Sarto(redirected from Andrea Domenico d'Agnolo di Francesco)
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See studies by S. J. Freedberg (2 vol., 1963) and J. Shearman (2 vol., 1965).
Andrea del Sarto
(real name, Andrea del d’Agnolo). Born July 16, 1486, in Florence; died there Sept. 28 (or 29), 1530. Italian painter.
Andrea del Sarto studied under Piero di Cosimo and was influenced by Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Bartolommeo, and Michelangelo. In 1518–19 he painted in Paris. His works in Florence include frescoes for the cloister of the Church of Santissima Annunziata (1510–15), for the Scalzi Monastery (1515–26), and the San Salvi Monastery (late 1520’s). Other works by Andrea are Madonna of the Harpies (1517, Uffizi Gallery, Florence), Madonna and Child With St. Catherine, St. Elizabeth, and John the Baptist (1519, Hermitage, Leningrad) and Portrait of a Sculptor (National Gallery, London).
Andrea’s paintings are marked by clearly spaced composition based on a complex balancing of spatial elements. In many respects, the gentle, poetic spirituality of Andrea’s works was derived from chiaroscuro that united bright and lush fields of color. At the same time, his paintings are distinguished by a certain abstract quality in the rendering of figures and by a tendency to dogmatize the artistic principles of the High Renaissance.
REFERENCESEliasberg, N. E. Andrea del’ Sarto. [Moscow, 1973.]
Shearman, J. Andrea del Sarto, vols. 1–2. Oxford, 1965.