Piero di Cosimo’s “Vulcan and Aeolus”: A Reflection of Personality


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Piero di Cosimo’s “Vulcan and Aeolus”: A Reflection of Personality
Piero di Cosimo (January 2, 1461-April 12, 1522) was born Piero di Lorenzo in Florence. In childhood, he showed a puzzling nature of obvious artistic talent. His father arranged for him to apprentice under Cosimo Rosselli in what became rather a father-son relationship through the course of which Piero di Lorenzo later Cosimo received room and board and the opportunity to learn from an established master. What is known of the odd life of Piero di Cosimo is drawn from a summary by Georgio Vasari whose Lives of the Artists abounds in such comments as “he had by nature a most lofty spirit, and he was very strange.” (1560) A compendium of biographical summaries of...
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