Mino da Fiesole

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Mino da Fiesole , occasionally Mino di Giovanni and Mino da Poppio (* 1430 or 1431 in Poppi , Arezzo , † July 11, 1484 in Florence ), was an Italian architect and stone sculptor.


Mino da Fiesole received his first artistic training in Fiesole . His teacher, the sculptor Desiderio da Settignano and the architect and sculptor Antonio Rossellino in Florence exerted a great influence . Mino was trained in works of Roman antiquity. Soon, his teacher par he performed various jobs in Fiesole, Florence and Rome from between about 1459 and 1464 and between about 1473 and 1480. During this stay in Rome, he worked closely with the Lombards Andrea Bregno and the Dalmatian Giovanni Dalmata at the production of grave monuments and altar tabernacles together.


The altar and the grave monument of Bishop Leonardo Salutati († 1466) in the cathedral of Fiesole stand out among Mino's early works.

His portrait busts pioneered the portrait art of the Renaissance and are an example of the naturalistic portraits of the 15th century. Significant examples of this are the bust of Niccolo Strozzi (1454), which is in the Berlin sculpture collection in the Bode Museum, or the bust of Piero di Cosimo de 'Medici (1453), which is part of the collection of the Museo nazionale del Bargello .

  • Portrait bust of Piero di Cosimo de 'Medici (1453)
  • Portrait bust of Niccolò Strozzi (around 1454) in the sculpture collection in the Bodemuseum (Berlin)
  • Portrait bust of Alexandro di Luca (1456)
  • Portrait bust of Count Rinaldo della Luna (1461)
  • Portrait bust of Diotisalvi Neroni (1464)
  • Portrait bust of Bishop Lionardo Salutati (before 1466)
  • Altar and two grave monuments for Bernardo Giugni and the Margrave Hugo von Tuszien in Badia , Florence.
  • Marble ciborium with chandelier angels on the high altar of the Cathedral of Volterra (signed and dated 1471)

Important work in Rome

Various works

Individual evidence

  1. The Brockhaus: Art. Artists, epochs, technical terms. 3rd, updated and revised edition. Page 608

Web links

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