Theme: 2 € commemorative coin of San Marino 2013 commemorating the 500th anniversary of the death of Pinturicchio.
Tirage 110,000 copies
Pinturicchio was born in Perugia, followed the Perugin, responsible for the decoration of the Sixtine, and gained the esteem of the Curia. It was Alexander VI who commanded him his masterpiece, the famous Borgia apartments (the current Museum of Modern Religious Art) of the Vatican.
True to the 15th century style, Pinturicchio refused the many artistic innovations of the 1500s. Hence the hostility of Vasari who attributes to his ephemeral assistant Raphaël, the boxes of his last realization, the Piccolomini Bookshop of Siena, whose contract was signed in 1502 and whose work dragged until 1508. He returned to Rome in 1507 to decorate the choir of Santa Maria del Popolo, before winning Siena where he worked until his death.