Bandinelli - Bandinelli Baccio Self Portrait...

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Bandinelli, Baccio Self Portrait Bandinelli (1488-1560) was a Florentine painter who was heavily influenced by Michelangelo’s works. He was brought up as a gold smith but was later patronized by the Medici family. Though his fellow artist did not respect his talent, as described in The Lives of Artist when they call him “Jealous, Malignant, and untalented” he was heavily favored by the Medici near the end of his life. This painting was most likely done on his own freewill to display himself and one of his most famous sculptures (seen in the bottom right). In Bandinelli self portrait Bandinelli portrays himself as an old man holding a portrait of two young, strong men. Bandinelli shows his old age by adding in subtle details to contrast himself with the younger heroes. One way he does this is by adding a long gray beard that looks curled representing many years have passed since he was a young man worrying about his appearance. Bandinelli paints in his gray thinning hair and mustache for the same reason as the beard. To show how he has aged.
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