Live and act
Gozzoli, son of the tailor Reading di Sandro, learned from Fra Angelico and accompanied him to Rome in 1446 and to Orvieto in 1447 , where he worked until 1449. After that, the Assumption of Mary emerged in Montefalco , who presented her belt to St. Thomas. The painting is in the Pinacoteca in the Vatican .
He also painted the cycle of frescoes with the legend of St. Francis in the church of San Francesco in Montefalco in 1452 . Around 1456 he went to Florence, where he frescoed the chapel of the Palazzo Medici Riccardi from 1459–1461 . 1463–1464 he stayed in San Gimignano , where he painted, among other things, the large fresco cycle consisting of 17 scenes from the life of St. Augustine for the church of Sant 'Agostino . From around 1468 Gozzoli lived in Pisa , where his main work was created in Campo Santo , a series of 25 frescoes entitled Scenes from the Old Testament . He worked on this for 16 years, until 1485. Much of this work was destroyed in 1944.
From these images that of Noah's drunkenness has become proverbial. After the daughter, who looks at the bared Noah with held fingers, one literally refers to a person who feigns modesty with the name Vergognosa di Pisa .
Of Gozzoli's rare panel paintings , the following should be emphasized:
- Madonna and Child - 1449, Santa Maria sopra Minerva (Rome)
- Madonna with four Saints - 1456, Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria zu Perugia ,
- Madonna Enthroned with Four Saints - 1461, National Gallery of Art , London ,
- Dance of Salome - National Gallery of Art , Washington, DC ,
- Triumph of Saint Thomas Aquinas - Louvre , Paris ,
Benozzo Gozzoli died in Pistoia near Florence in 1497 and was buried in the Dominican monastery.
- Anna Padoa Rizzi: Benozzo Gozzoli. Un pittore insigne, “pratico di grandissima invenzione”. Silvana Editoriale: Milan 2003, ISBN 978-88-8215-680-0 .
- Diane Cole Ahl: Benozzo Gozzoli , Yale University Press, New Haven 1996, ISBN 0-300-06699-6 .
- Cristina Acidini Luchinat (Ed.): Benozzo Gozzoli. The Chapel of the Magi. Thames and Hudson: London / New York 1994, ISBN 978-0-500-23691-8 .
- Franco Cardini: The Three Kings in the Palazzo Medici. Mandragora: Florence 2004, ISBN 88-7461-058-0 . Translated into German by Felicia Letsch.
- Katharina Hiery: Reading picture stories. Considerations on the representation of time and picture narration based on Benozzo Gozzoli's fresco cycle of the three Magi in the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (PDF; 7.4 MB). In: Helikon. A Multidisciplinary Online Journal , 2, 2012 pp. 9–55.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Italian painter|
|DATE OF BIRTH||around 1420|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Florence|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 4, 1497|
|Place of death||Pistoia|