Domenico Ghirlandaio was an artist who was born in Florence in 1478. His works were mainly fresco paintings, an example being “The Last Supper.”

The Last Supper

He was a pupil of Alesso Baldovinetti. He was known to be the teacher of Michelangelo. Ghirlandaio was also commissioned to contributed to the paintings in the Sistine Chapel, one of the paintings being “The Calling of the Apostles.”

The Calling of the Apostles

He knew where to place figures to create an image that was pleasing to the eye.

The Madonna and Child adored by St Zenobius and St Justus

I can appreciate Domenico Ghirlandaio’s art for it’s detail and technique.

The Innocenti Adoration of the Magi

For one of his works, “The Pala Tornabuoni,” I think the composition and placement of the circle draws your eye to the main focus of the piece. Domenico Ghirlandaio surely knew what he was doing.

The Pala Tornabuoni


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