Who is Daniele da Volterra?

Daniele Ricciarelli (Italian: [daˈnjɛːle rittʃaˈrɛlli]; c. 1509 – 4 April 1566), better known as Daniele da Volterra (, Italian: [daˈnjɛːle da (v)volˈtɛrra]), was a Mannerist Italian painter and sculptor.

He is best remembered for his association with the late Michelangelo. Several of Daniele’s most important works were based on designs made for that target by Michelangelo. After Michelangelo’s death, Daniele was hired to lid the genitals in his Last Judgment with vestments and loincloths. This earned him the nickname Il Braghettone (“the breeches maker”).

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