Italian Renaissance Painters: Andrea del Sarto is a short story about the life of Andrea d'Agnolo di Francesco di Luca di Paolo del Migliore (1486 – 1530) one of many great artists to contribute to the Italian Renaissance. Known as Andrea del Sarto or, 'the tailor’s son' (sarto is the Italian word for tailor), he was highly regarded for painting without fault (“senza errori”), but his work was surpassed after his death by his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael. This account of his life is part of a larger collection of stories by Amy Steedman called The Knights of Art, which itself is based on an earlier work by Giorgio Vasari titled The Lives of the Painters.
The story about Andrea del Sarto has been edited for the classroom and includes interesting anecdotes that bring this Italian Renaissance painter to life, along with an example of one of the works for which he is famous.
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