Benozzo Gozzoli

1420 - 1497

The Life of Benozzo Gozzoli

Benozzo Gozzoli was a well known artists from the 1500s. He was born in 1420 in Florence, Italy. He passed away in 1497 in Pistoia, Italy. Most of his life was spent traveling around Italy. He painted chapels in Tuscany, Rome, and Umbria. A majority of his time was spent in Florence though. Gozzoli apprenticed with the great Lorenzo Ghiberti and the painter Fra Angelico. Benozzo had a busy lifestyle. He was always working and he traveled a lot. Mr. Gozzoli was most famous for his paintings and his chapels that he painted. Three famous pieces of his work include the Possession of the Youngest King, Angels Worshipping, and Procession of the Middle King. His patrons include Pope Nicholas V, the Medici, and the commune of Pisa.

Triumph of the St. Thomas

This piece was created between 1468-1484. Today is can be found in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. This piece is showing Saint Thomas Aquinas being praised by the people. I find this piece interesting because of the concept of social classes. Saint Thomas is placed about the common people which implies his place in society. This piece exemplifies perspectivism because from the angle the common people are being drawn, you can see the amount of people under Saint Thomas.


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Capella_dei_magi,_primo_autoritratto_di_benozzo_gozzoli.jpg. Digital N.p. n.d. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

Triumph of St Thomas Aquinas. Digital image. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Dec. 2015.