The High Renaissance




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. 


Holy Family

Panel, 129 x 105 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence



Madonna and Child with Sts Catherine, Elisabeth and John the Baptist

Oil on canvas transferred from wood, 102 x 80 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Oil on panel, 73 x 56 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Christ the Redeemer

Wood, 47 x 27 cm
SS. Annunziata, Florence



Stories of Joseph

c. 1520
Panel, 98,3 x 135 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence


Stories of Joseph

c. 1520
Panel, 98 x 135 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

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