Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 

CHAPTER TWO
 

THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY


SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1, Part 2

PAINTING - Part 1

ARCHITECTURE - Part 1

SCULPTURE - 1,
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

PAINTING - Part 1
 
 

Sculpture


Mino da Fiesole.
 

 


Mino da Fiesole

Mino da Fiesole, (born 1429, Poppi, Republic of Florence [Italy]—died 1484, Florence), early Renaissance sculptor notable for his well-characterized busts, which are among the earliest Renaissance portrait sculptures.

Mino was trained in Florence, possibly by Antonio Rossellino. While in Rome, where he was active in 1454 and 1463 and from roughly 1473 to 1480, he studied Classical sculpture and particularly portraiture. In that city he executed, among many other works, monuments of Cardinal Pietro Riario and Cardinal Cristoforo della Rovere. Much of Mino’s work in Rome was undertaken in conjunction with Andrea Bregno

Mino enjoyed popularity as a portrait sculptor. His earliest portrait bust, that of the wealthy and politically prominent Florentine merchant Niccolò Strozzi, was carved in Rome in 1454. Included among other of his major portrait busts are those of Astorgio Manfredi, Rinaldo della Luna (1461), and Diotisalvi Neroni (1464).

In Florence he executed a portrait of Piero de’ Medici (1453) and the monuments of Leonardo Salutati, the bishop of Florence, Bernardo Giugni, and Count Hugo of Tuscany (1469–81) at the Badia Fiesolana. In Rome he worked at the funerary monuments of Pope Paul II, the Riario tomb (Sant’Apostoli), and the della Rovere tomb in Santa Maria del Popolo.

Though much admired in the 19th century, Mino’s sculptures have come to occupy a place below those of the contemporary Desiderio da Settignano and Antonio Rossellino. In his larger works the treatment of form is slightly mannered, and he appears to have lacked the technical proficiency of his great contemporaries.

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Mino da Fiesole. Piero de' Medici
1453
Marble, height 50 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. The Last Judgment (detail)
Marble
Crypt, Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Tabernacle (detail)
1461-63
Marble
Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Tabernacle of the Eucharistic Relic
1481-84
Marble
Sant'Ambrogio, Florence

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Tabernacle of the Sacrament
c. 1473
Marble
Santa Croce, Florence
 

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Diotisalvi Neroni
Marble
Musée du Louvre, Paris

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Ritratto del Cardinale Guillaiume D'estouteville, 1450-75 ca

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Madonna col bambino

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Madonna col bambino

 


Mino da Fiesole. Madonna col bambino. 1471

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Madonna (detail)
Marble
Cathedral, Fiesole

 

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Carita, 1475-1480.
National gallery in Washington D.C


Mino da Fiesole. Fede, 1475-1480.
National gallery in Washington D.C

 

 


Mino da Fiesole. Vergine annunciata, 1455-60

 
 

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