Piero del Pollaiolo

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Portrait of a young woman by Piero del Pollaiuolo, at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.

Piero del Pollaiuolo (UK: /ˌpɒlˈwl/ POL-eye-WOH-loh,[1] US: /ˌpl-/ POHL-,[2] Italian: [ˈpjɛːro del pollaˈjwɔːlo]; also spelled Pollaiolo; c. 1443 in Florence – 1496 in Rome), also known as Piero Benci, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. His brother was the artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo and the two frequently worked together. Their work shows both classical influences and an interest in human anatomy; reportedly, the brothers carried out dissections to improve their knowledge of the subject.

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Pollaiuolo in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.



  1. ^ "Pollaiuolo". Oxford Dictionaries UK Dictionary. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Pollaiuolo". Collins English Dictionary. HarperCollins. Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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