Francesco del Cossa (Cossa Francesco del)( Italian painter of early Renaissance, the representative of the Ferrara school.)
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Biography Francesco del Cossa (Cossa Francesco del)
Completed his paintings Skifanoyya palazzo in Ferrara represent one of the most important fresco cycles, secular, created in the Renaissance. Cossa was born in Ferrara in 1436. Studied, probably at Cosimo Tours, was influenced by Andrea Mantegna and Piero della Francesca. Upon completion in 1470 work on frescoes in the Palazzo Skifanoyya which he was commissioned by the Duke Borso d'Este, Francesco del Cossa moved from Ferrara to Bologna. The main work created by the artist in Bologna, was the altar for the chapel Griffon in the church of San Petronio (now fragmented). Cossa died in Bologna in 1478.
Months of the Hall of Frescoes in the Palazzo Skifanoyya devoted 12 months of the year. They are divided into three tiers. In the upper register of available cycle festive allegorical scenes, the bottom is a few pictures from the life of the court of the Dukes d'Este. Between them is a broad band with the images of astrological symbols.