Fra Bartolomeo, (1472-1517) by Scholes, Robert

Fra Bartolomeo (1472 – 1517) After training with Cosimo Rosselli, he was deeply influenced by the preaching of Savonarola and entered the Dominican Order in 1500, giving up painting until 1504. His original name was Baccio della Porta, but he changed his name to Fra Bartolomeo when he became a Dominican friar. , , and had all left Florence by 1509 and in the second decade of the century Fra Bartolommeo was rivalled only by as the leading painter in the city, which he left only briefly for visits to Venice in 1508 and Rome in 1514. Raphael Michelangelo Leonardo Andrea del Sarto

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