The artist Domenico Ghirlandaio
's fresco of Saint Jerome from Florence is a quintessential illustration of the "Renaissance" studiolo -- a sort of study or library -- with its emphasis on learning and its reference to classical antiquity.
Leon Frederic endowed the stoicism and toil of labourers in the village of Nafraiture in Namur with the grace of Botticelli and Ghirlandaio
, creating vibrant, extravagant allegories about the redemption of the working man.
Como se ve en "El nacimiento de Venus" y en "La primavera" de Botticelli (prefigurado por la ninfa entrevista por Ghirlandaio
en "El bautismo de san Juan" que tanto perturbo, inquieto y sedujo a Aby Warburg), lo que se nos presenta en el centro es Venus-Afrodita, el alma, que no se reduce a lo humano, que no es solo alma humana sino psyche tou kosmou, anima mundi:
Retired professor from University of Karachi Professor Dr Waqar Hussain, LUMS University professor Dr Mehmood Ahmed, rector professor of Dada Bhoy Institute Dr Shahana Urooj Kazmi, professor of environment science department, University of Karachi Dr Amir Alamgir, Dr Mirza Naseer Ahmed Murad from Abdul Salam University Faisalabad, Mehran University professor Dr Ahsan Siddiqui, programme organiser Sohail Anjum, Sheela Bano addressed the seminar while Irfan Abbasi, Dr Ghirlandaio
Murtaza, Dr, Mehmood Ahmed, Dr Syed Baseer Hassan took part in the panel discussion.
It starts with works by Michelangelo's teacher Domenico Ghirlandaio
and contemporaries, and Michelangelo's own earliest drawings and his first painting "The Torment of Saint Anthony." Reportedly for that painting the young Michelangelo would visit the fish market to study the shape and colour of fish fins and eyes.
These were contextualized within Florentine art production and patronage, as the room included drawings from the Ghirlandaio
workshop in which Michelangelo trained, works by Verrocchio and the Pollaiuolo brothers, drawings by Michelangelo after the eminent masters of an earlier generation (Giotto, Masaccio, and Donatello); and work by Martin Schongauer, one of many Northern European artists favored in Florence in the late fifteenth century.
On Michelangelo's stay at Ghirlandaio
's workshop from the age of 12, see, e.g., Forcellino (2005/2014:17).
This takes a series of six major fresco cycles painted in Florence between 1300 and 1500, from Giotto's Bardi Chapel in Santa Croce to Ghirlandaio
's Tornabuoni Chapel at Santa Maria Novello, and seeks to redress the balance between art historical and theological analysis and to explore the ongoing religious/devotional impact on the viewer both then and more critically now.
Born in 1475 into a line of minor Florentine nobility, he entered the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio
as a pupil-apprentice at age 13.
By the age of 13, he was apprenticed to Ghirlandaio
and making sculpture that earned him the attention of elite patrons, including Lorenzo de' Medici.