Rosselli, Cosimo (1439-1507)

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Cosimo Rosselli, Italian painter, was born and died in Florence in 1439-1507. He was a pupil of Neri di Bicci, and was the artist of poor originality, but of a great success, who derived various themes of the own style from the numerous contemporary painters, such as Benozzo Gozzoli, Alessio Baldovinetti, Andrea Verrochio and Domenico Ghirlandaio. Rosselli created a lot of altar pieces: Madonna e santi (Florence, palazzo Strozzi); Madonna e Sant'Anna (Berlin, Staatl.Mus.); Annunciazione (Paris, Louvre); Incoronazione di Maria (Florence, S.Maria dei Pazzi), all of the monotone scheme, but of a diligent execution. The fresco activity of the artist includes: Storie di San Filippo Benizzi (Florence, Annunziata); Processione del Sacramento (1846) (Florence, Sant'Ambrogio); participation in decoration of the Sistine Chapel (1481-1483): Mose' riceve le tavole della Legge, IlSermone della Montagna and Ultima Cena.

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