Mariotto di Biagio di Bindo Albertinelli is a leading exponent of the Florentine High Renaissance. He was born in Florence and worked there for his entire career, receiving his initial training from Cosimo Rosselli (1439–1507). He developed a style characterized by a rich palette, simplified monumental forms and a delicacy of drawing especially noticeable in his depictions of the Madonna. At the same time, Albertinelli has a sweetness which is reminiscent of his contemporary Perugino (1446–1523).
Books on Mariotto Albertinelli
Serena Padovani, ed., Fra’ Bartolomeo: L’eta di Savonarola e la Scuola di San Marco, exh. cat., Florence, 1996.
Ludovico Borgo, The Works of Mariotto Albertinelli, New York, 1970.
Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artist, 1550, trans. Julia Conway Bondanella and Peter Bondanella, New York, 2009.