Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo
Years of life: 1462 – 1521
Artist's Teachers: Cosimo Rosselli
Art Movement: Early Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

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).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • The Adoration of the Child

    1500

    The Adoration of the Child   •  1500

  • Portrait of a woman said to be by Simonetta Vespucci

    1490

    Portrait of a woman said to be by Simonetta Vespucci  •  1490

  • A Satyr mourning over a Nymph

    1495

    A Satyr mourning over a Nymph   •  1495

  • Venus, Mars and Cupid

    1505

    Venus, Mars and Cupid   •  1505

  • The Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos

    1490

    The Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos   •  1490

  • Tritons and Nereids

    1500

    Tritons and Nereids   •  1500

  • Saint Jerome in Meditation

    1490s

    Saint Jerome in Meditation   •  1490s

  • Allegory

    1500

    Allegory  •  1500

  • St Mary Magdalene

    between 1490 and 1495

    St Mary Magdalene   •  between 1490 and 1495

  • Portrait of Francesco Giamberti (1404-1482), architect and musician

    between 1482 and 1485

    Portrait of Francesco Giamberti (1404-1482), architect and musician   •  between 1482 and 1485

  • Mary adoring the child

    1490-1500

    Mary adoring the child  •  1490-1500

  • Mary and saints: St. Catherine, St. Margaretha, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter, St. Philip Benitius and St. Antoninus of Florence

    1505

    Mary and saints: St. Catherine, St. Margaretha, St. John the Evangelist, St. Peter, St. Philip Benitius and St. Antoninus of Florence  •  1505

  • The Fight between the Lapiths and the Centaurs

    1500-1515

    The Fight between the Lapiths and the Centaurs  •  1500-1515

  • Crucifixion of Christ

    Crucifixion of Christ

  • Mary and St. Elisabeth, St. Nicholas and St. Antonius

    1480-1490

    Mary and St. Elisabeth, St. Nicholas and St. Antonius  •  1480-1490

  • Portrait of Giuliano da San Gallo, Architect and Sculptor

    between 1482 and 1485

    Portrait of Giuliano da San Gallo, Architect and Sculptor   •  between 1482 and 1485

  • The Adoration of the Christ Child

    1505

    The Adoration of the Christ Child   •  1505

  • The Misfortunes of Silenus

    1500

    The Misfortunes of Silenus   •  1500

  • Madonna with Christ child reading

    1485-1490

    Madonna with Christ child reading  •  1485-1490

  • Virgin and Child with Two Angels

    between 1505 and 1510

    Virgin and Child with Two Angels  •  between 1505 and 1510

  • Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints

    1493

    Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints  •  1493

  • Holy Family with the Young St John the Baptist

    1520

    Holy Family with the Young St John the Baptist  •  1520

  • The Building of a Palace

    between 1515 and 1520

    The Building of a Palace  •  between 1515 and 1520

  • The Myth of Prometheus

    1515

    The Myth of Prometheus  •  1515

  • Andromeda freed by Perseus

    1510 - 1515

    Andromeda freed by Perseus   •  1510 - 1515

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