Domenico Ghirlandaio Biography

Painter (c. 1449–1494)
Domenico Ghirlandaio was an early Renaissance painter noted for his detailed narrative frescoes, which include leading citizens in contemporary dress.


Domecino Ghirlandaio's first major commissioned works were the two frescoes of scenes from the life of St. Fina. In 1481–82 Ghirlandaio received an important commission in the Vatican for a fresco, representing the calling of the first Apostles, Peter and Andrew, in the Sistine Chapel. Ghirlandaio is regarded as one of the most eloquent and elegant narrators of 15th-century Florentine society.

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