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Verrocchio(1435-1488)By: Clara White and Sarah Foltz

BiographyVerrocchio was a native of Florence, Italy. He was the son of Michele Di Francesco Cioni, who made bricks and tiles. By no means did Verrocchio grow up in a wealthy family. Financial security was a problem they often encountered. At a very young age, he was an apprentice of a goldsmith named, Giuliano Del Verrocchio. Eventually, he changed his name from Andrea Di Michele Cione to Verrocchio, Andrea Del. Verrocchio was admired greatly and deemed very successful. He studied painting under Alesso Bardovinetti and then studied sculpture under Donatello. By the year 1465, he was the owner of an amazing art studio. At this studio, Verrocchio taught artists such as, Leonardo Davinci painting and sculpture.

Artwork #2Title: David Date: 1470Subject: David, of the Old Testiment Standing over the head of Goliath, whom he had just slayed. Artistic Techniques Used: The statue was made into a mold and the bronze was poured in. After the mold was removed the final statue was finished and polished.Analysis:Individualism was shown when David's achievement was highlighted because the people focused on human potential. Humanism was showed when David was portrayed as a human. Humanism was also shown in the accurate proportions of the figure.

Artwork #1Title: Madonna and ChildDate: Before 1470Subject: Jesus and MaryArtistic Techniques used: This used a great delicacy of execution that reminds us of his early training as a goldsmith. This piece of art was tempera and gold on poplar wood.Analysis: In this piece of art, religion is reflected because large halos can be seen around the heads of Jesus and Mary. This artwork shows naturalism because the figures are in natural looking poses and they are outside. The colors used in this painting are not very bright, but rather very calm and casual.

Artwork #3Title: Lady With Primroses Date: 1775-1480Subject: The upper torso of a significan woman Artistic Techniques Used: A bust of a woman made of marbleAnalysis: In this piece, Verrocchio included hands to express emotion and as an introduction into renaissance art. Humanism is incorperated because Verrocchio intended to immoralize her because of the love everyone had for her. Her hands are also included because that was a trait that she was known for.


Lady With Primroses


Madonna and Child


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