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Alesso Baldovinetti - Italian Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Alesso Baldovinetti (1425 - 1499)

Baldovinetti was born in Florence to a family of a rich merchant. In 1448 he was registered as a member of the Guild of St. Luke: "Alesso di Baldovinetti, dipintore. He was a follower of the group of scientific realists and naturalists in art which included Andrea del Castagno, Paolo Uccello and Domenico Veneziano. Tradition says that he assisted in the decorations of the church of S. Egidio, however no records confirm this.

He was regarded by his contemporaries as the one craftsman who had rediscovered and fully understood the long disused art of mosaic, and was employed accordingly between 1481 and 1483 to repair the mosaics over the door of the church of S. Miniato, as well as several of those both within and without the baptistery of the cathedral. He died at in the hospital San Paolo, August 29, 1499, and was buried in San Lorenzo. One of his pupils was Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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