By: Sydney Leyden
Benozzo's Education and Patrons
The "isms" of Benozzo
Another "ism" that Gozzoli uses is naturalism. Benozzo uses a lot of light, textures, tones, and subtlety which can be itnessed in his paintings. His painting also have an emphasized color and mood.
The Procession of the Magi
What was so significant about this piece was that it was fresco, which captured vitality, wealth, and cultural diversity of the Florentine Renaissance. The painting used beautiful gleaming colors, gold leaf, and ultramarine.
This piece is a mythical procession of the three wise men, and covered all four walls of the windowless chapel. In my own words, this piece had many vibrant colors. I also noticed that it pays close attention to detail especially with the horses and the nature. This artwork also seems as if when you are viewing it, you are looking out into the distance into a gorgeous, mountainous kingdom.
This piece is most closely related to naturalism due to the tones and textures used, as well as the emphasized color and mood while looking at the painting. What find so interesting about this artwork is that the reason Gozzoli painted it was because the Medici, which were also his patrons were interested in the magi, so Benozzo Gozzoli therefore painted The Procession of the Magi.
You can see a picture of this piece by going on to a website called Artstor using the following link:
Artstor. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
"Benozzo Gozzoli." Biography In Context. N.p., n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.