Bertoldo di Giovanni


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, c.1420–91, Italian sculptor. A pupil and assistant to Donatello and later the teacher of Michelangelo, Bertoldo was employed by the Medici to supervise instruction in sculpture and care for their collection of antique sculpture.
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Bertoldo di Giovanni

(bārtôl`dō dē jōvän`nē), c.1420–91, Italian sculptor. A pupil and assistant to Donatello and later the teacher of Michelangelo, Bertoldo was employed by the Medici to supervise instruction in sculpture and care for their collection of antique sculpture. His own works, often small bronzes, include battle scenes and mythological episodes (e.g., Orpheus, Bargello, Florence).
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By 1490, he seems to have come under the tutelage of Bertoldo di Giovanni. A significant older sculptor, Bertoldo was also curator of an antiquities collection that Lorenzo de' Medici had amassed to enhance the social status of his family.
He was also taught by the artist Bertoldo di Giovanni, a pupil of Donatello.
Other artists, such as Bertoldo di Giovanni and Giovanni Francesco Rustici, experimented with terra invetriata, and Benedetto Buglioni, with his adopted son Santi, established a workshop that rivalled that of the Della Robbia and used the same technique.
The Four Seasons in Florence is famous for its 12 bas-reliefs by Bertoldo di Giovanni, one of Michelangelo's teachers, dating from 1555.
It was a pet theory of Middeldorf's that the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni was the illegitimate child of Giovanni de' Medici: he would certainly have been pleased with the discovery, announced in this volume (and published in full in the Institut's Mitteilungen in an article Boninger coauthored with Luca Boschetto), that Bertoldo was instead a German.
Pisanello made only two copies of his portrait of the scholar Pier Candido Decembrio and the first edition of Bertoldo di Giovanni's medal commemorating the failed Pazzi conspiracy against Medici rule in Florence was four.
For Benedetto, like Pietro Torrigiano, the Florentine sculptor who broke Michelangelo's nose when they were both teenage apprentices of Bertoldo di Giovanni, was that rarest of birds, an Italian artist who made his way to England in the early 16th century.