Tuesday, 14 August 2018

551) Baccio Bandinelli

Bartolommeo (or Baccio) Bandinelli, actually Bartolommeo Brandini (1493 – 1560) Renaissance Italian sculptor, draughtsman and painter. He was the son of prominent Florentine goldsmith Michelangelo de Viviano de Brandini and grandson of Esmeralda Brandini.
A brilliant draughtsman and excellent small-scale sculptor, he had a morbid fascination for colossi which he was ill-equipped to execute. His failure as a sculptor on a grand scale was accentuated by his desire to imitate Michelangelo.

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