Antonio Del Pollaiolo

Antonio Del Pollaiolo was an amazing artist in the 15th century who made in impact before Leonardo de Vinci started being known.  He was an Italian painter, sculptor, engravers and goldsmith. He shows us these beautiful distinct bodies. His use of anatomy is phenomenal he was the first artist that used dissection in the body. This was illegal back in the day, but what artists wasn’t a rebel. One of his pieces you would notice the anatomy study of the male nude was called the Battle of the Ten Nudes, ca 1465. He wanted to show his patrons how much he knows. Now this art is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York. He started a new level of art with the realism. He also pleased the rich trying to give them what they want. This is when people were interested in mythology. His mythology piece is called Apollo and Daphne a painting in, which Florence is behind her. Once Apollo touched Daphne trees crew out of her arms that is the myth.



One thought on “Antonio Del Pollaiolo

  1. judithgarcia says:

    Buona sera Katelyn,
    Grazie per il tuo blog su Antonio Del Pollaiuolo. I did know the Apollo and Daphne painting but I was not aware of the engraving, the Battle of the Ten Nudes.
    Grazie mille!

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