Adoration of the Shepherds
Take a breath ... Domenico di Tommaso di Currado di Doffo Bigordi (he is called Ghirlandaio, translated as garland-marker, because his father was a well-known Goldsmith, who made garland shaped jewelery) was one of the most influential painters of the Early Renaissance. His renown was strong enough in his lifetime to attract Michelangelo as a pupil, though it was most likely for a short time that Ghirlandaio taught him. While he lacked the ability to capture facial expressions, his characters are still beautifully differentiated in terms of types of faces, though nearly ubiquitously calm. And his environments are often lively and full of wonderfully symbolic depictions.