Benozzo Gozzoli(redirected from Benozzo di Lese)
(real name, Benozzo di Lese di Sandro). Born 1420, in Florence; died 1497, in Pistoia. Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.
Gozzoli studied with L. Ghiberti and Fra Angelico. In his work he treated religious subjects in a secular, poetic, and fairy-tale manner. Astute observations of life and decora-tively colorful tones are combined in his paintings with a tapestry-like composition and conventional handling of space (for example, the fresco The Magi, in the chapel of the Medici-Riccardi Palace in Florence, 1459).
REFERENCESHoogewerff, G. Benozzo Gozzoli. Paris, 1930.
Bargellini, P. La fiaba pittorica di Benozzo Gozzoli, 2nd ed. Florence, 1947.
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