- Category : Art-Fine-art-artist
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Uncertainty 2
Italian Renaissance sculptor, draughtsman and painter. The son of a prominent Florentine goldsmith, as a boy he was apprenticed under Giovanni Francesco Rustici, a sculptor friend of Leonardo da Vinci. Among his earliest works was a 'Saint Jerome' in wax, made for Giuliano de' Medici. His sculptures have never inspired the admiration given to those of Michelangelo, whose work he obsessively imitated and whom he saw as a rival. Yet Bandinelli's drawings, which have in the past masqueraded as Michelangelos in connoisseurs' collections, came into their own in the later twentieth century. Bandinelli was buried on 7 February 1560.