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Pier Jacopo Alari (Antico) Bonacolsi

 (c.1460 - 1528)
Pier Jacopo Alari (Antico) Bonacolsi was active/lived in Italy.  Pier Bonacolsi is known for ancient art motif figure sculpture, portrait bust, mythology subjects.

Biography   Pier Jacopo Alari (Antico) Bonacolsi


Pier Jacopo Alari Bonacolsi (c. 1460–1528), called L'Antico by his contemporaries for the refined interpretation of the Antique they recognized in his work, was a 16th-century North Italian sculptor, known for his finely detailed small bronzes all'Antica—coolly classicizing, often with gilded details, and silver-inlaid eyes, a refinement that is found in some classical and Hellenistic Greek bronzes.

There is very little documentation of Bonacolsi, in spite of the aristocratic name he bore, that of the signori of Mantua who preceded the Gonzaga until 1328. Born probably in Gazzuolo, near Mantua, he may have been trained as a goldsmith, like his only rival in Mantua, Andrea Riccio.

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