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Luca Signorelli

Renaissance Master from Cortona

Signorelli's Holy Family in the Uffizi

Born in Cortona, Luca Signorelli (1450-1523) was a cousin of Giorgio Vasari, and according to his Lives of the Artists, he was a pupil of Piero della Francesca. His work displayed a keen interest in foreshortening and anatomy

He spent much of his life outside Florence in Umbria (his masterpiece is Orvieto Cathedral's San Brizio Chapel, frescoed with scenes from the Apocalypse, that inspired Michelangelo's Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel) but had several connections with Florence.

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Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Images by PD Art