Gozzoli, Benozzo (1420-1497) Benozzo di Lese

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Benozzo Gozzoli, named Benozzo di Lese, Italian painter, was born in Florence in 1420 and died in Pistoia in 1497. He began his successful artistic carrier as a collaborator of Ghiberti in Florence and of Beato Angelico in Rome and in Orvieto. The cycle of frescoes in a new palace of the Medici family in Florence is characterized by rich narrative components, abundant ornamental decoration, balance of figures and landscape: Corteo dei Magi.

The other works of the artist are frescoes with Bible scenes (Camposanto of Pisa) (1468-1484); Storie di Sant'Agostino (San Gimignano) (1463-1467); Madonna fra angeli e santi (London, Nat.Gall.); Madonna col Bambino (San Gimignano, church Sant'Andrea); Madonna col Bambino e angeli (Rome, Sant'Angelo in Pescheria) (pictured).
Rome, Sant'Angelo in Pescheria

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