Lorenzetto (1490-1541) (Lorenzo Lotti)

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Lorenzo Lotti, named Lorenzetto, Italian sculptor and architect, was born in Florence in 1490 and died in Rome in 1541. After modest works executed in his Motherland, he moved to Rome and entered a company of Raphael, with who he became a collaborator, which made him famous. Charged by Raphael and supplied with his designs, Lorenzetto executed bronze relieves for the Cappella Chigi in Santa Maria della Pace and statues of Elia and Giona for the other chapel Chigi in Santa Maria del Popolo. But only in Giona, artist could express the whole idea of the Raphael's designs.

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