JUAN DE FLANDES (b. ca. 1465, ?, d. 1519, Palencia) Click! Portrait of Joan the Mad 1496-1500 Oil on wood, 36 x 26 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna The portraits of Joan the Mad and Philip the Handsome were painted on the occasion of their marriage. The paintings shows the capabilities of the artist in the genre of portrait, the only subject permitted beside religious themes in Catholic Spain.
LOTTO, Lorenzo (b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto) Click! Portrait of Lucina Brembati c. 1518 Oil on panel, 53 x 45 cm Accademia Carrara, Bergamo In this nocturnal portrait the pale moonlight laps the edges of the clouds and just barely mists the shores. Plump and self-confident, the Bergamasque noblewoman stands out with vibrating luminosity against the dark background.
BONIFACIO VERONESE (b. 1487, Verona, d. 1557, Venezia) Click! Portrait of a Young Man 1510s Oil on canvas transferred from panel, 48 x 38 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg The soft shape of the face, the rhythm of rounded lines forming a simple balanced composition, the man's thoughtful look seemingly detached from earthly realities - these elements speak of the influence of Giorgione, who ruled the minds of Venetian artists in the first half of the 16th century. This portrait, one of…
LOTTO, Lorenzo (b. ca. 1480, Venezia, d. 1556, Loreto) Click! Assumption of the Virgin 1506 Oil on wood, 175 x 162 cm Duomo, Asolo (Treviso) The subject of this painting has sometimes been interpreted as the appearance of the Virgin to Sts Anthony Abbot and Louis of Toulouse in order to explain the clear psychological difference between the figure of the Virgin, motionless and absorbed and the emotional warmth of the saints.
FASOLO, Bernardino (b. ca. 1489, Pavia, d. after 1526, Genova) Click! Nativity 1526 Panel Musei Civici, Pavia Bernardino Fasolo (also known as Fazoli or Fazola da Pavia) was the son and pupil of Lorenzo Fasolo who belonged to the Foppa school and moved to Genoa in 1495/96. Bernardino was stylistically allied to Il Bergognone.
Sebastiano del Piombo, between 1485-1547: Portrait of Antonio Cardinal Pallavicini Public Collection (?), ARC During this era, the linen rochetta falls quite far past the knees, probably to mid-calf. His hood is lined with a much lighter fabric, a nice contrast. He wears a large ring on the first finger.
GHIRLANDAIO, Ridolfo (b. 1483, Firenze, d. 1561, Firenze) Click! Portrait of Christopher Columbus c. 1525 Panel Museo Navale, Genoa Christopher Columbus (c. 1450-1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, citizen of the Republic of Genoa. Under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola, initiated the Spanish colonization…
PULIGO, Domenico (b. 1492, Firenze, d. 1527, Firenze) Click! Portrait of Pietro Carnesecchi - Oil on wood, 59,5 x 39,5 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence This painter (actual name Domenico Ubaldini), the pupil of Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, was attracted by the grandiose style of Fra Bartolomeo and Andrea del Sarto. Although he imitated these masters, he succeeded only in weakening their forms, rendering them mawkish and insufficiently incisive
1535 Bernardino Licinio (1489-1565) Arrigo Licinio & His Family The young man holding a statue is similar to his painting A Sculptor in his Studio with Five of his Pupils, One Holding an Armless Statue of Venus, at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. The young man may have been his nephew Giulio Licino (1527–1584), whom the portraitist trained to become an artist in his own right.