Domenico Ghirlandaio directed the leading painting workshop in fifteenth century Florence. The Coronation of the Virgin with Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist painting (pictured) in the Denver Art Museum's collection (a gift of the Samuel H. Kress Collection) is an important example of this highly skilled workshop’s production.
This talk will discuss the painting as well as how the Ghirlandaio workshop trained young artists in traditional techniques and successfully executed commissions for powerful religious orders and prestigious families while establishing a positive trajectory for the bottega (workshop studio) practice for several centuries. Ridolfo, Domenico’s son, continued the workshop’s impeccable reputation into the mid sixteenth century until Michele Tosini, better known as Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, led the workshop’s the late Renaissance or Mannerist style alongside Agnolo Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, and Michelangelo Buonarotti.
Please note this event will not be recorded for distribution afterwards.