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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Verrocchio, Andrea del Originally Andrea di Michele di Francesco Cione. 1435-1488. Florentine sculptor and painter who was a tutor of Leonardo da Vinci and is best known for a magnificent equestrian statue in Verona.

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  • What if Leonardo Da Vinci hadn«t been made apprentice to Andrea di Cione, known as Verrocchio at the age of fourteen?

    Adland

  • * Three morning cooking classes followed by lunch at the "Verrocchio" Restaurant (beverages included) * Half-day guided tour to the Chianti Region with visit of a winery, wine tasting and lunch

    The Informed Traveler

  • (beverages included) * Farewell dinner at the "Verrocchio" Restaurant (beverages included)

    The Informed Traveler

  • The Paris painting, the earlier of the two, shows Leonardo still very much beholden to his master Verrocchio.

    Leonardo's Optics in Action, in Paint

  • Indeed, Venice is so much about atmosphere and light that we revel in Canaletto's ways of playing with our emotions, as in the dramatic view of "The Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo" 1725, where Verrocchio's majestic equestrian bronze of Bartolomeo Colleoni, ordinarily a commanding presence of that vista, seems incidental here—as does Pietro Lombardo and Mauro Codussi's magnificent early-16th-century facade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco facing us.

    The Venice of Our Dreams

  • Later, it was surely the inspiration for the two greatest works of equestrian sculpture produced in the Renaissance, Donatello's "Gattamelata" in Padua and Verrocchio's "Colleoni" in Venice.

    Sometimes Two Is Better Than One

  • They were patrons of Botticelli, Cellini, Donatello, Fra Angelico, Michelangelo, Raphael and Verrocchio, as well as writers, poets, philosophers and scientists including Galileo Galilei.

    A Sumptuous Medici Collection

  • Despite their robust modeling, they seem schematic, as do many of the images of young blondes that follow, paintings by such masters as Filippo Lippi, Sandro Botticelli and the Pollaiuolo brothers, and suave marble busts by Desiderio da Settignano and Andrea del Verrocchio.

    From Out of a Featureless Crowd

  • One of the stand-outs here is an elaborately coiffed woman's head done in charcoal, lead white, pen and brown ink by Verrocchio, better known for his sculpture, and for being Leonardo's teacher.

    Sublime Sketches Rarely Seen

  • More Until July 25 www. britishmuseum.org There will of course be crowds for this rich clutch of drawings by Fra Filippo Lippi, the Bellini father and sons, Mantegna, the Pollaiuolo brothers, Botticelli, Verrocchio, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian.

    Drawing on a Renaissance Treasure Trove

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