Desiderio da Settignano (Desiderio da Settignano)( Italian sculptor of the Florentine school)
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Biography Desiderio da Settignano (Desiderio da Settignano)
Born in a village near Florence Settignano, hence the name of his. In 1453, Desiderio da Settignano joined the Florentine workshop of stonecutters, at the same time, he created one of the most famous of his works - Carlo Marsuppini tombstone in the church of Santa Croce in Florence. This is a marble tombstone with the architectural frame in the form of an arch on pilasters located in the lateral wall of the nave in front of a similar arrangement on the tombstones of Leonardo Bruni sculptor Bernardo Rossellino. Product Desiderio remarkably elegant carved ornamental details, soft lyrical images of the Madonna and Christ child, placed in the lunette, and two naked cherubs bearing the emblems of the deceased. The second major product Desiderio da Settignano created them, apparently, shortly before his death - kivory for the church of San Lorenzo in Florence. Here the master was faced with the transfer of the depth of space in low relief.
Two major works of the sculptor is very similar in mood and style of some reliefs and busts of children and young women, characterized by gentleness and tenderness of modeling and finesse processing marble. Desiderio da Settignano died in Florence on Jan. 16, 1464.