03 November 2010

Pietro Perugino (1446–1524)

Pietro Perugino was the leading painter of the Umbrian school; He developed some of the qualities that found classic expression in the Italian High Renaissance. Raphael was his most famous pupil, and you can see the teacher's influence in his work. Perugino started painting at Arezzo, then moved to Florence, where he apprenticed alongside Leonardo da Vinci. Perugino was one of the earliest Italian practitioners of oil painting. When Perugino died, he left considerable property to his three sons.


  1. Dear Beauty: I put up these portraits because they look quite contemporary in their idea of beauty? The Protrait of a Young Man (in brown) could be a model of today.