Verrocchio: Forgotten genius of the Renaissance

Dec 07, 2019 166

BY: Carl Daher Delnero

Nowadays Verrocchio is not one of the artists that first come to mind when the subject is the Italian Renaissance. However, when one realizes that Leonardo da Vinci — the “Renaissance Man” himself! — was his pupil and assistant for 10 years, curiosity arises and warrants further exploring Verrocchio’s own legacy.

Contemporary documents and sources make it clear that during his time he was a painter of considerable standing. His patrons included the powerful Medici family, and his pupils and assistants included future masters such as Ghirlandaio, Perugino and Botticelli, besides Leonardo da Vinci.

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