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"Apollo and Daphne" by Antonio Pollaiuolo
"Apollo and Daphne" by Antonio Pollaiuolo

Antonio di Jacopo Pollaiuolo (c. 14321498) was an Italian painter, sculptor and goldsmith during the Renaissance, and did valuable service in perfecting the art of enamelling. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (616x940, 106 KB)Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (616x940, 106 KB)Apollo and Daphne by Antonio Pollaiuolo. ... Apollo (Greek: Απόλλων, Apóllōn) is a god in Greek and Roman mythology, the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin of Artemis (goddess of the hunt). ... Daphne - From the painting by Deverial. ... Events June 1 - Battle of San Romano - Florence defeats Siena foundation of Université de Caen In the end of the Hook and Cod wars, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland is forced by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, to abdicate all her estates in his favour; end of Hainaut... Events Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama visits Quelimane and Moçambique in southeastern Africa. ... A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... By Region: Italian Renaissance Northern Renaissance *French Renaissance *German Renaissance *English Renaissance The Renaissance, also known as Rinascimento (in Italian), was an influential cultural movement which brought about a period of scientific revolution and artistic transformation, at the dawn of modern European history. ... In a discussion of art or technology, enamel (or vitreous enamel, or porcelain enamel in American English) is the colorful result of fusion of powdered glass to a substrate through the process of firing, usually between 750 and 850 degrees Celsius. ...

His brother was the artist Piero Pollaiuolo and the two frequently worked together. Their work shows both classical influences and an interest in human anatomy; reportedly, the brothers carried out dissections to improve their knowledge of the subject. Piero Pollaiuolo (c. ... Classicism door in Olomouc, The Czech Republic. ...

Some of Pollaiuolo's painting exhibits an excess of brutality, of which the characteristics can be studied in the Saint Sebastian, painted in 1475, and now in the National Gallery, London. A St Christopher and the Infant Christ is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York. However, in contrast, his female portraits exhibit a calmness and a meticulous attention to detail of fashion, as was the norm in late fifteenth century portraiture. This article is about St. ... The National Gallery from Trafalgar Square The National Gallery is an art gallery in London, located on the north side of Trafalgar Square. ... There is also the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), located in Manhattan. ...

But it was as a sculptor and metal-worker that he achieved his greatest successes. The exact ascription of his works is doubtful, as his brother Piero did much in collaboration with him. The museum of Florence contains the bronze group "Hercules strangling Cacus" and the terracotta bust "The Young Warrior"; and in the South Kensington Museum, London, is a bas-relief representing a contest between naked men. Bas relief is a method of sculpting which entails carving or etching away the surface of a flat piece of stone or metal. ...

In 1489 Antonio took up his residence in Rome, where he executed the tomb of Pope Sixtus IV (1493), a composition in which he again manifested the quality of exaggeration in the anatomical features of the figures. In 1496 he went to Florence in order to put the finishing touches to the work already begun in the sacristy of Santo Spirito. Events March 14 - The Queen of Cyprus, Catherine Cornaro, sells her kingdom to Venice. ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... Sixtus IV, born Francesco della Rovere (July 21, 1414 – August 12, 1484) was Pope from 1471 to 1484, essentially a Renaissance prince, the Sixtus of the Sistine Chapel where the team of artists he brought together introduced the Early Renaissance to Rome with a masterpiece. ...

He died having just finished his mausoleum of Pope Innocent VIII, and was buried in the church of San Pietro in Vincoli, where a monument was raised to him near that of his brother. Innocent VIII, né Giovanni Battista Cibo (1432 – July 25, 1492), pope from 1484 to 1492, was born at Genoa, and was the son of Aran Cibo who under Calixtus III had been a senator at Rome. ...

Pollaiuolo's students included Sandro Botticelli. Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (little barrel) (Florence March 1, 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). ...


  • Judith (c.1455-70) - bronze
  • Battle of Naked Men (1465) - engraving
  • Altarpiece of the SS. Vincent, James and Eustace (1468) - tempera on wood
  • Nude Warriors in Combat (c. 1470-1475) - engraving
  • Apollo and Daphne (c.1470/80) - oil on wood
  • Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (completed 1475) - oil on wood
  • Hercules and Antaeus (c.1475) - tempera on wood
  • Hercules and the Hydra (c.1475) - tempera on wood
  • Hercules (no date) - bronze


  • Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Pollaiuolo in his Lives of the Artists.

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Antonio Pollaiuolo Summary (882 words)
Antonio di Jacopo Pollaiuolo (January 17, 1432/1433 – February 4, 1498, Rome), also known as Antonio del Pollaiolo or Antonio Pollaiolo, was an Italian painter, sculptor and goldsmith during the Renaissance, who also did valuable service in perfecting the art of enamelling.
Antonio's first studies of goldsmithing and metalworking were under either his father or Andrea del Castagno: the latter probably taught him also in painting.
Antonio's main contribution to Florentine painting lay in his searching analysis of the anatomy of the body in movement or under conditions of strain, but he is also important for his pioneering interest in landscape.
Pollaiuolo - LoveToKnow 1911 (438 words)
POLLAIUOLO, the popular name of the brothers Antonio and Piero di Jacobo Benci, Florentines who contributed much to Italian art in the 15th century.
Antonio (1429-1498) distinguished himself as a sculptor, jeweller, painter and engraver, and did valuable service in perfecting the art of enamelling.
Simone (1457-1508), nephew of Antonio Pollaiuolo, a celebrated architect, was born in Florence and went to Rome in 1484; there he entered his uncle's studio and studied architecture.
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