Benozzo Gozzoli By: Gabby DeAngelis


  • Benozzo Gozzoli was born in 1420 in Florence, Italy.
  • Gozzoli also spent most of his life in Florence but traveled frequently to work on some of his projects. (such as Tuscany, Umbria, and Rome).
  • His teachers were successful in making him an amazing artist but he did not develop the grace and beauty of his professors.
  • Gozzoli was able to tell a story within his paintings.
  • He was easy going and had respect for his works. He was also spiritual.
  • Some of his works: "Journey of the Magi" (painting), "The Saints" (pilaster), "Annunciation" (painting)
  • Patrons: Pope Nicholas V, the Medici, and the commune of Pisa

The work:

"Journey of the Magi" was created in 1459.

  • You can find it today in the Medici Riccardi Palace in Florence, Italy.
  • The strokes on the traveler's hair are so exact and the perspectivism used to create the hills in the background makes them look 3-D.

This piece is interesting to me because:

~ The background is a beautiful landscape of nature.

~ I wonder where exactly the travelers are going and why.

Gozzoli's paintings reflects naturalism:

~ Gozzoli's paintings tells a story when you look at it in their natural appearance.

~ Most were frescoes; water paints on plaster.

Gozzoli himself reflects idealism:

~ He seemed to be relaxed and simple.

Interesting Facts:

  • Most of his works are of spiritual aspects.
  • Benozzo Gozzoli became an independent master at the age of 30.

Works Cited:

"Benozzo Gozzoli." International Dictionary of Art and Artists, Gale, 1990. Biography in

Context, Accessed 1 Dec. 2016.

"The Procession of the Magi." BEGO - Museo Benozzo Gozzoli. Istituto E Museo Di Storia Della

Scienza, Firenze, Italia, 2009. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.

" ." Multiple Collection Search. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.

Gozzoli, Benozzo. Journey of the Magi, 1459, tempera and oil on wet plaster, Medici Riccardi

Palace, Florence, Italy.

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.