The High Renaissance
 
&

Mannerism

 

 


Andrea del Sarto

 
 
 

 

Andrea del Sarto

(b Florence, 16 July 1486; d Florence, 29 Sept 1530).

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was the leading painter in Florence in the early years of the 16th century, and, under the influence of Leonardo da Vinci, Fra Bartolommeo, Michelangelo and Raphael, he elaborated and perfected the classical style of the High Renaissance. In the second decade of the 16th century his art anticipated aspects of Mannerism, while his direct, immediate works of the 1520s became important models for the more naturalistic Tuscan artists of the Counter-Reformation. He painted mainly religious works, including both altarpieces and major cycles of frescoes. His portraits, distinguished by a dreamily poetic quality, are among the most individual of the High Renaissance. 
  
 


Madonna and Child with the Young St John

c. 1518
Oil on canvas, 154 x 101 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome
 

 

 


Disputation over the Trinity

1517
Oil on wood, 232 x 193 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
 


 


The Annunciation

1512-13
Oil on wood, 183 x 184 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence



 

Madonna of the Harpies

1517
Oil on wood, 208 x 178 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence



 

Madonna of the Harpies
(detail)
1517
Oil on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

 

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