Piero di Cosimo
He was an out-of-the-ordinary painter for the Early Renaissance. A misanthrope who preferred to the humanistic ideals of the Renaissance a naive and unmediated perception of the world, he seemed to his contemporaries far removed from the mainline of art.
He painted portraits, altarpieces, and mythologies. Piero di Cosimo’s observations of nature, portray animals and birds, and storytelling is especially endearing and memorable.
Piero di Cosimo’s major works are The Visitation with St. Nicholas and St. Anthony Abbot, c. 1490 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); A Satyr Mourning over a Nymph, c. 1495 (London: National Gallery); Allegory, c. 1500 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.