Baccio della Porta, called Fra Bartolommeo
Italian, 1472-1517
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

Born in Tuscany, Renaissance master Fra Bartolommeo was inspired by the Dominican Friar Girolamo Savonarola, who suggested that art should illustrate the bible as a means of teaching the illiterate. Artistically, Bartolommeo was influenced by Piero di Cosimo, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Leonardo da Vinci, and, later, friend …

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