Perugino (Pietro Vanucci, 1450-1523) by Scholes, Robert

Perugino (1450 -1523) Born as Pietro Vanucci , he was known as Perugino because he spent much of his life working in Perugia, he studied in Florence for a while, at the same time as , but moved to Perugia in 1475. He also worked in Rome for a time in the 1880s. He is known mainly for his altar pieces, frescoes, and portraits. The young worked in his studio before moving to Florence. In England, he was admired by the Pre-Raphaelites, as representing a purity that existed before the decadent high renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci Raffaello

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