Benozzo Gozzoli (Gozzoli Benozzo)( Florentine Renaissance artists.)
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Biography Benozzo Gozzoli (Gozzoli Benozzo)
His real name was Benozzo di di Sandro Leese (Benozzo di Lese di Sandro); Gozzoli name first appeared in the second edition of the Life of the most famous painters, sculptors and architects Vasari. Born in Florence. Since 1444 over three years helped the sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti to create reliefs in the eastern (TN. Paradise), the Florence Baptistery doors. In 1447 he worked together with Fra Angelico frescoes on the chapel of Pope Nicholas V in the Vatican and the Chapel of San Britz in the Cathedral of Orvieto. Working with Fra Angelico had a great influence on all art Benozzo, . that even in the last years of his life remained in line with the master of gothic, . despite, . in Florentine painting of this time is dominated Renaissance trends,
Gozzoli is primarily known as a master of fresco. The most famous of them executed cycles - paintings on the life of St.. Francis (Montefalco, 1450-1452), Procession of the Magi (Florence, Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, 1459), scenes from the life of St.. Augustine (San Gimignano, 1463-1465) and images on the Old Testament stories (Kamposanto, Pisa, 1467-1485).
In addition to working on the orders of the Medici, the work Gozzoli flowed mainly outside Florence. His overwrought figures and compositions, performed in a manner strongly reminiscent of works of the masters trecento, could not compete with full clarity and internal energy of the creations of the leading Florentine painters of his time. After 1467 he lived in Pisa. Gozzoli died in Pistoia October 4, 1497.