Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bugiardini's Beauties

My 2013 post about the lady in the pink dress by Bugiardini (image below) prompted me to do some research into his life, but he seems to be a bit of a mystery!

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Giuliano Bugiardini was also known as Giuliano di Piero di Simone. Although his very early career is uncertain, it is known that he apprenticed with Ghirlandaio. He was a member of the Painter's Guild and had a very small involvement in painting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
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Portrait of a Woman (by Bugiardini)

I love the figured silk of her sleeve, the fine embroidery at the edge of her chemise, and the decorated headband.

Portrait of a Woman (by Bugiardini) c. 1510

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