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(born c. 1454, Perugia, Romagnadied Dec. 11, 1513, Siena, Republic of Siena) Italian painter. He assisted Perugino on the frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel (1481–82). Painting in the early Renaissance style, he was more interested in decorative effects than in clarity of design; his most important work, the fresco decoration of six rooms in the Borgia Apartments for Pope Alexander VI (1492–94), features brilliant colours, gilding, and ancient Roman ornamental motifs. His last major works were 10 scenes from the life of Pius II in the Piccolomini Library of Siena Cathedral. He was also a prolific panel painter.
Variants of PINTURICCHIO
Pinturicchio or Pintoricchio orig. Bernardino di Betto di Biago
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