On the opposite wall the boys examine Botticelli's S. Augustine. Botticelli and Ghirlandaio were in the same school--the perfect storm of genius, especially when Michelangelo began to learn from them and from Masaccio--following in their footsteps.
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Sunday, March 12, 2017
With S. Jerome
Eyeing Ghirlandaio's (one of Michelangelo's teachers) fresco of S. Jerome, doctor of the church, also recently restored. The boys are appreciating the light, draping detail, cloth, deeply humanistic features, the facial expression, the influence of architecture, and use of contrast.