Artista / Artist: Domenico Bigordi, detto il (known as) Ghirlandaio (1449 -1494)
Data dell’opera / Date of the work: 1486 circa
Tipo dell’opera / Type of the work: affresco / Fresco
Collocazione / Location: Convento di San Marco, Firenze, (St. Mark Monastery, Florence), Tuscany, Italy
Stile / Style: rinascimento / Renaissance
Misure / Sizes: 800x400 cm (26.25x13.12 ft)
Ghirlandaio (garland maker) was so nicknamed from the job of his father Tommaso, a goldsmith known as Ghirlandaio for the silver garlands he made as decorations of Florentine women hairstyles. Besides that, Michelangelo Buonarroti was a young apprentice in his workshop.
Chiesa di San Michele ai Nuovi Sepolcri, detta Rotonda della Besana, Milano (Besana Rotunda, MIlan), Lombardy, Italy
The Rotonda della Besana is a former cimitery of the Ospedale Maggiore di Milano (Greater Hospital of Milan), built between 1695 and 1732 in a late baroque style. Now it is a location for cultural events and a public park.
Stanza segreta di Michelangelo, Basilica di S.Lorenzo, Firenze, (Michelangelo’s Secret Room, St.Lorenzo Cathedral, Florence, Tuscany), Italy
Michelangelo Buonarroti hid himself for three months in a secret room under the sacristy of the St. Lorenzo Cathedral in Florence, because of the siege of the city by a Spanish army in 1529, and he drew on the walls to kill time. The charcoal drawings were rediscovered by chance in 1975. The room isn’t worth visiting for safety’s sake, but copies of these drawings are on show in the upper Cathedral, in the Bargello Museum and the Academy Gallery.