Cosimo Tura (c. 1430 – 1495), also known as Il Cosmè or Cosmè Tura, was an
Italian early-Renaissance (or Quattrocento) painter and considered one of the
founders of the School of Ferrara.
Born in Ferrara, he was a student of Francesco Squarcione of Padua. Later he
obtained patronage from both Dukes Borso and Ercole I d'Este. By 1460, he was
stipended by the Ferrarese Court. His pupils include Francesco del Cossa and
Francesco Bianchi. He appears influenced by Mantegna's and Piero della
Francesca's quattrocento styles.
In Ferrara, he is well represented by frescoes in the Palazzo Schifanoia
(1469–71) . This pleasure palace, with facade and architecture of little
note, belonged to the d'Este family and is located just outside the medieval
town walls. Cosimo, along with Francesco del Cossa, helped produce an
intricately conceived allegorical series about the months of the year and zodiac
symbols. The series contains contemporary portraits of musicians, laborers, and
carnival floats in idyllic parades. As in Piero della Francesca's world, the
unemotive figures mill in classical serenity.
He also painted the organ doors for the Duomo showing the Annunciation (1469).
He collaborated in the painting of a series of "muses" for a studiolo of
Leonello d'Este, including the allegorical figure of Calliope at the National
Gallery (see image). While the individual attributions are often debated, among
the artists thought to complete the Angelo di Pietro da Sienna, also called
Maccagino or Angelo Parrasio, and Michele Pannonio.
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