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Volterra, Daniele da

(dänyā`lā dä vōltĕr`rä), 1509–66, Italian mannerist painter and sculptor. His family name was Ricciarelli, but he was known by the name of his birthplace. He was active primarily in Rome, and his works reveal the influence of his friend Michelangelo, of whom he executed portraits in sculpture. His best-known painting is Descent from the Cross (c.1545; Trinità dei Monti, Rome). Other paintings include Massacre of the Innocents (1557; Uffizi) and David Killing Goliath (c.1555; Louvre). He was nicknamed Il Braghettone [breeches maker] because of his commission to paint clothes over the nudes in Michelangelo's Last Judgment.
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Mehringer brings two paintings by Daniele da Volterra to the fair, which are probably the only two pictures by the artist remaining in private hands.
In the 16th century, Daniele da Volterra was scorned by contemporary artists for agreeing to paint loincloths on Michelangelo's nudes in the Sistine Chapel.
Recordemos, por ejemplo, que por ordenes del papa Pio V un discipulo de Miguel Angel, Daniele da Volterra, cubrio con panos los genitales de las figuras desnudas de El juicio final.
Highlights included the small-scale copy of the Last Judgment, commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese of Marcello Venusti in 1549, which shows the imposing fresco before the strategic coverings and changes made by Daniele da Volterra to hide the nudity and other perceived vulgarities (earning Volterra the nickname of Il braghettone, the breeches painter).
Also included are masterpieces by other artists whom the Buonarroti family collected, such as the renowned life-size bronze bust of Michelangelo by his pupil Daniele da Volterra.
Elena Orsini, Daniele da Volterra, and the Orsini Chapel.
1470-75), and Daniele da Volterra s Portrait of Michelangelo (ca.
THE THREE MARYS', AFTER ROSSO FIORENTINO, POSSIBLY BY DANIELE DA VOLTERRA
38) The mourning figure of the Magdalene in the Dresden sheet is drawn in reserve; it is possible that this draughtsmanly detail and the minute delicacy of the drawing both point to the authorship of the young Daniele da Volterra (before the 1540s), an admirer of Rosso's paintings and a native of the town owning his great masterpiece.
Although not as intimate with Michelangelo as Daniele da Volterra and Tommaso dei Cavalieri and not present at the artist's deathbed, Tiberio was certainly part of the inner circle.
Daniele da Volterra had been active in papal decorating commissions under Julius III and had become famous working in the style of Michelangelo.
the Triumph of Caesar from Giulio Romano, the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ from Giulio [Clovio] the miniaturist, the image of Saint Jerome from a model and invention of Daniele da Volterra.