Pietro Perugino, The Delivery of the Keys (1482) Sistine Chapel
Topic Ten (1448-1523)
real name Pietro Vanucci, Italian painter, master of the Umbria School,
was born near Perugia in Umbria (southeast of Tuscany). We do not know
about his initial training, but his early development was decisively
years spent in Florence, where he worked in the studio of Verrocchio,
Leonardo da Vinci.
An important role in his artistic development was played by the
Piero della Francesca.
In 1472, he was admitted to the Florentine guild and practically all his
life he continued to get commissions from Florence. Besides Florence,
Perugino worked in Perugia, Rome, Venice, Mantua, and other cities.