SARTOUX Andrea del (Sarto Andrea del)( Italian artist of the Florentine school)
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Biography SARTOUX Andrea del (Sarto Andrea del)
Born in Florence on July 16, 1486. Among the first works of the artist - five frescoes illustrating the life of St.. Philip Benitstsi in the yard of the Church of Santissima Annunziata in Florence, written in 1509-1510. In these frescoes obvious departure from the tradition of painting Quattrocento, but they almost do not show the style of Andrea del Sarto, although performed quite professionally. After four years of work, . study of drawings by Michelangelo and, . probably, . paintings of Raphael in Rome, the creative possibilities of the artist expanded significantly, in the fresco Nativity of the Virgin (1514), . kluatre written in the same church, . appear latitude of interpretation and emotional expressiveness,
. In 1517 Andrea del Sarto married Lucrezia del Fede and in the same year wrote his famous Madonna with the harpy (1517, Florence, Uffizi Gallery). The model for the painting, like many other of his works, perhaps served as Lucretia. French King Francis I, seeks to attract to his court famous Italian artists, in 1518, invited by Andrea del Sarto in France because he was considered the best painter in Florence. In Paris, he painted Charity (Louvre), and soon returned to Florence. Here in 1519 by Andrea del Sarto began work on the fresco The Last Supper in the convent of San Salvi. In the works of the last ten years of life, the artist has achieved perfect mastery. Among them - Lamentation (1524, . Florence, . Pitti Gallery), Madonna del Sacco (1525, . Church of Santissima Annunziata), . The Life of John the Baptist (1515-1526, . Florence, . Monastery Scalzi), . Altar of Sarzana (1528, . Berlin - Dahlem, . not preserved), . Altar Vallombroza (1528, . Florence, . Uffizi Gallery), . Assumption (1530, . Florence, . Pitti Gallery), and other,
. Tracks of his works always have a clear construction and relaxed poise. Young saints usually depicted in graceful poses, endowed with gentleness and serenity. Andrea del Sarto learned from Leonardo da Vinci use Sfumato, but its flavor completely original. He has extraordinary sonority and, in some sense, irrational, that attracted artists such as Pontormo, and was later developed in the work of other representatives of Mannerism.
Died Andrea del Sarto in Florence on Jan. 22, 1531.