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Fra Bartolommeo di Pagholo del Fattorino

Bartolommeo di Pagholo del Fattorino, Fra (frä bärtōlōmĕˈō dē päˈgōlō dĕl fätˌtōrēˈnō) [key], 1475–1517, Italian painter, also called Baccio della Porta. Under the influence of Savonarola, he joined (1500) the Dominican order. He abandoned art for a while, but resumed practice in 1504, becoming the leading Florentine master for a number of years. He visited Venice (1508) and Rome (1514). Influenced by the art of Raphael, he adapted the classic equilibrium of composition and harmony of color typical of the High Renaissance. He executed a number of paintings together with Albertinelli. Among his works are Annunciation (1497, cathedral, Volterra); Vision of St. Bernard (1507, Florence Acad.); God the Father Adored by Mary Magdalen and St. Catherine (1509, Lucca); two panels of the Marriage of St. Catherine (1512, Louvre and Pitti Palace, Florence).

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