Domenico Ghirlandaio

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Domenico Ghirlandaio

Ghirlandaio's full name is given as Domenico di Tommaso Curradi di Doffo Bigordi and he was born in 1449. The nickname "Il Ghirlandaio" (garland-maker) came to Domenico from his father, a goldsmith who was known for creating necklaces worn by women. In his father's shop, Domenico is said to have made portraits of the people who came to his father's shop, and he was eventually apprenticed to Alessio Baldovinetti to study painting and mosaic. After studying painting with Baldovinetti, Ghirlandaio went on to create 178 paintings for a variety of nobles and religious figures throughout Rome, Tuscany, and Florence.


1449 - Domenico is born???? - Domenico was apprenticed to his father to become a goldsmith???? - Domenico is apprenticed Baldovinetti to study painting1480 - Domenico paints his 1st painting1491 - Domenico paints his last painting1494 - Domenico dies

In the eleven years he spent painting, he created a total of 178 paintings for a variety of nobles throughout Rome, Florence, andTuscany.Ghirlandaio passed on his artistic advice to many pupils including Michelangelo and Granacci.Ghirlandaio's painting are considered very good because he was able to create three-demensional and perspective paintings without the use of mathematics.

Lasting Impact

Ghirlandaio influenced many young famous painters and created a large number of paintings that are still in modern museums and are use to teach in art classes.


"Domenico Ghirlandaio Biography." Domenico Ghirlandaio Biography. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2014.Murray, Peter J. "Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian Painter)." Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2014.




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