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Antonio Pollaiuolo

Antonio di Jacopo Pollaiuolo (c.1432-1498) was an Italian painter, sculptor and goldsmith during the Renaissance. His brother was the artist Piero Pollaiuolo and the two frequently worked together. Their work shows both classical influences and an interest in human anatomy; reportedly, the brothers carried out dissections to improve their knowledge of the subject. Pollaiolo's students included Sandro Botticelli.

Pollaiuolo's work includes:

  • Judith (http://www.dia.org/collections/euroart/renaissance/37.147) (c.1455-70) - bronze
  • Battle of Naked Men (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/anat/ho_17.50.99.htm) (1465) - engraving
  • Altarpiece of the SS. Vincent, James and Eustace (http://musa.uffizi.firenze.it/Dipinti/polltresantiE9) (1468) - tempera on wood
  • Nude Warriors in Combat (http://www.louvre.fr/anglais/collec/ag/inv6813/ag_f.htm) (c. 1470-1475) - engraving
  • Apollo and Daphne (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG928) (c.1470/80) - oil on wood
  • Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/cgi-bin/WebObjects.dll/CollectionPublisher.woa/wa/work?workNumber=NG292) (completed 1475) - oil on wood
  • Hercules and Antaeus (http://musa.uffizi.firenze.it/Dipinti/pollercanteoE9) (c.1475) - tempera on wood
  • Hercules and the Hydra (http://musa.uffizi.firenze.it/Dipinti/pollercidrE9) (c.1475) - tempera on wood
  • Hercules (http://www.frick.org/html/spolla1.htm) (no date) - bronze

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Pollaiuolo in his Lives of the Artists.



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