Also known as Giuliano di Piero di Simone, he may have initially apprenticed with a sculptor Bertoldo, but then apprenticed with the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio. In 1503, he joined the painter's guild, the Compagnia di San Luca, and began an association with Mariotto Albertinelli that continued until 1509, when Albertinelli moved to the studio of Fra Bartolomeo. Bugiardini’s Virgin and Child can be seen in the National Museum in Warsaw. Vasari mentioned Bugiardini assisted Michelangelo very briefly in 1508 with the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. He also painted in Bologna in 1526–1530. He painted a Rape of Diana. He painted a Martyrdom of St Catherine for Santa Maria Novella in Florence, based on Michelangelo's sketches.
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- Land, Norman. "Michelangelo's Shadow: Giuliano Bugiardini". Explorations in Renaissance Culture 31, 1 (Summer 2005), 1–18.
- Pagnotta, Laura. Giuliano Bugiardini. Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 1987.
- Wilk [Blake McHam], Sarah. "Bugiardini's Holy Family with the Young St. John the Baptist". Perceptions 2 (1982): 7-16. There ia painting by this painter at the Indianapolis Art Museum("Madonna and Child With Infant John the Baptist").
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