Santi Di Tito
(1536 - 1603)
Santi Di Tito was active/lived in Italy. Santi Di Tito is known for portrait painting of religious and nobility figures, architecture, frescoes.
Biography Santi Di Tito
Both painter and architect, Santi di Tito trained in Florence with Agnolo Bronzino; he followed his Mannerist teacher only in his penchant for polished forms and precise draftsmanship. After 1558, Santi painted frescoes in Rome and absorbed Raphael's classicism. Upon his return to Florence in 1564, he joined the Accademia del Disegno, whose members regularly worked with Giorgio Vasari on court commissions. Vasari wanted Mannerism--complex poses, more strident coloring, more gracefulness, and more exaggeration--so Santi compromised his own simple, naturalistic style.
After Vasari's death in 1574, Santi worked more often for churches, confraternities, and private clients. His return to Raphael, clear narrative, and the sincere religio
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