Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Giorgione

Also called �Giorgio Da Castelfranco�, original name �Giorgio Barbarelli� extremely influential Italian painter who was one of the initiators of a High Renaissance style in Venetian art. His qualities of mood and mystery were epitomized in �The Tempest� (c. 1505), an evocative pastoral scene, which was among the first of its genre in Venetian painting.

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