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Encyclopedia > Lorenzo Costa

Lorenzo Costa (1460 - 1535) was an Italian painter. He was born at Ferrara, but went in early life to Bologna and ranks with the Bolognese school. In 1438 he painted his famous Madonna and Child with the Bentivoglio family, and other frescoes, on the walls of the Bentivoglio chapel in San Giacomo Maggiore, and he followed this with many other works. He was a great friend of Francia, who was much influenced by him. In 1509 he went to Mantua, where his patron was the Marquis Francesco Gonzaga, and he eventually died there. His Madonna and Child enthroned is in the National Gallery, London, but his chief works are at Bologna. His sons, Ippolito (1506-1561) and Girolamo, were also painters, and so was Girolamo's son, Lorenzo the younger (1537-1583). Events The first Portuguese navigators reach the coast of modern Sierra Leone. ... Events January 18 - Lima, Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro April - Jacques Cartier discovers the Iroquois city of Stadacona, Canada (now Quebec) and in May, the even greater Huron city of Hochelaga (now Montreal) June 24 - The Anabaptist state of Münster (see Münster Rebellion) is conquered and disbanded. ... Ferrara, a town, an archiepiscopal see and a province in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. ... Bologna (from Latin Bononia, Bulaggna in the local dialect) is the capital city of Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, between the Po River and the Apennines. ... A XIV Century fresco featuring Saint Sebastian Note: Fresco is the NATO reporting name of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17. ... Mantua (in Italian Mantova) is a city in Lombardy, Italy and capital of the province with the same name. ...


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Lorenzo Costa (392 words)
At the age of twenty-three Costa established himself at Bologna, under the patronage of the Bentivogli family, in the same workshop as Francia.
Costa's earliest work in Bologna is the fresco in San Giacomo Maggiore (1480); his greatest, the altar-piece in San Giovanni in Monti (1497).
The draperies in Costa's work are far less than those in Francia's, and fall in easy and not in rigid folds.
Lorenzo Costa (1460 - 1535) Artwork Images, Exhibitions, Reviews (1782 words)
Lorenzo Costa was influenced early on by the painters, Cosimo Tura and Ercole de’Roberti and may have studied with either of them.
Lorenzo Costa - The Adoration of the Shepherds with Angels c.
Lorenzo Costa - The Virgin and Child Enthroned between a Soldier Saint and Saint John the Baptist c.
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