21-40 of 51 results  for:

  • Religious Art x
  • Medieval Art x
  • Interior Design and Furniture x
Clear all

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Gherardo Costa I was active in Ferrara and generally tended to take on only small commissions. Nevertheless, he is known for a few cassoni (bridal chests) and altar paintings. He had four sons who also became painters....

Article

German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1472, in Kronach (Bavaria); died 16 October 1553, in Weimar.

Painter, engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, religious subjects, portraits.

Danube School (or style of).

Nothing is known of the start of Cranach's career or who his master was. The earliest of his extant paintings date from between 1502 and 1505, by which time he was already 30 years old, and they differ markedly from the rest of his work. Their style suggests that the young Cranach had been heavily influenced by Jan Pollak (or Pollonus) of Cracow, who settled in Munich about 1480. It also seems likely that Cranach went to Vienna about 1502, because his ...

Article

Swiss, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist. Religious subjects.

Fribourg School.

Cuneman became a burgher of Fribourg in 1589. He painted a picture of St Nicolas and was a member of the Confraternity of St Luke.

Fribourg: St Nicholas

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born c. 1509, or 1512, in Modena; died 1571, in Fontainebleau.

Painter, fresco artist, decorative designer, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes. Murals.

First Fontainebleau School.

Niccolò was both a pupil of and assistant to his father, Giovanni dell'Abbate, and was later tutored by the sculptor Antonio Begarelli. Some biographers idnetify the influence of Correggio in his work, and conclude that he was a follower of the latter artist. Niccolò became a soldier, in keeping with family tradition, but he did not pursue a military career for long; by 1537, he had taken up his brushes once more and was helping Alberto Fontana - his friend from the Begarelli studio - decorate the façade of the slaughterhouse ( ...

Article

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born after 1490, in Ferrara; died c. 1548, in Ferrara.

Painter, decorative artist, caricaturist. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Ferrara School.

Battista Dossi was a landscape artist and caricaturist. He was the pupil of Lorenzo Costa, and worked almost exclusively with his brother Giovanni, although they did not get on. Battista had a difficult temperament and was physically deformed, and only communicated with his brother in writing. According to Barruffaldi, they lived in Rome for six years, then in Venice for five years, where they painted from nature, and had the best teachers....

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1530, in Vicenza; died 1572, in Vicenza.

Painter, fresco artist. Historical subjects, religious subjects, portraits. Murals, theatre decoration.

After studying with Battista Zelotti, Giovanni Antonio Fasolo was attracted by the reputation of Paolo Veronese and entered his studio. He gained success as a historical painter. His paintings ...

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1498 or 1510, in Udine; died 1580, in Venice.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman (including sanguine/ink), engraver (including etching/burin), decorative designer. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, historical subjects, battles, portraits, figures. Ornaments, designs (majolica), theatre decoration, murals.

Some scholars believe that Giovanni Battista Franco was born in 1498, others in 1510. If he was born in Udine, as the former maintain, it would not exclude him from Venetian citizenship, as Udine had come under Venetian domination in 1445. At a very young age, he travelled to Rome, where he conceived a boundless admiration for Michelangelo, who was then at the height of his powers. According to Vasari, there was not a subject or sketch by Michelangelo that Franco did not religiously draw; and it is said that Giovanni Battista Franco was the best draughtsman of his era....

Article

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1476, in Urbino (Marche); died 11 July 1551, in Urbino.

Painter, decorative designer. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

After studying under Luca Signorelli, whom he assisted with some of his works, Genga joined the school of Pietro Perugino, where he met and befriended Raphael. He then worked in Florence, Siena, Pisa and Rome, returning for brief periods to his native town. At the request of Duke Francesco Maria, he returned to the court of Urbino in ...

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1499, in Rome; died 1 November 1546., in Mantua

Painter (including gouache and fresco), draughtsman, decorative artist, architect, engineer. Historical, mythological, religious and military subjects; battle scenes, portraits, animals. Murals, wall decorations.

School of Rome.

Knowledge of Giulio Romano’s early career stems from Giorgio Vasari, who wrote that Giulio worked as an assistant in Raphael’s workshop, and became a well-loved pupil. By 1516, he was working in the Stanza dell’Incendio in the papal apartments (Vatican Palace, 1509–1517), executing Raphael’s designs for the fresco narratives. Giulio also played a prominent role in painting the adjoining Loggia of Leo X de’ Medici (1518–1519), alongside Giovanni da Udine and other members of Raphael’s workshop. Raphael received commissions to decorate the Villa Farnesina (Rome, 1513) for Agostino Chigi, and design and decorate the Villa Madama for the future Pope Clement VII de’ Medici (Rome, commissioned 1518), and Giulio participated in both projects. When Raphael died in 1520, Giulio inherited Raphael’s workshop, along with Giovan Francesco Penni, and the two completed a number of his unfinished works, most notably the frescoes in the Sala di Costantino (Vatican Palace, 1519–1524), for which Raphael had left drawings that Giulio likely modified. Giulio adapted Raphael’s use of classical forms in his work, borrowing images from ancient sculpture and reliefs, yet he also incorporated greater ornament and a subtle wit that distinguished him from his master....

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1528 or 1535, in Verona; died 1590.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Murals.

India was principally a decorator and his main works, carried out between 1568 and 1584, were ceilings and frescoes for the palaces of Verona and decorations in the Casa Tierne, Vicenza. He also worked with Giulio Romano, painting religious pictures for the church of S Bernardino....

Article

German, 15th century, male.

Engraver, painter. Religious subjects. Religious furnishings (altars).

He worked in Bamberg at the end of the 15th century. He was previously presumed to have been the same artist as Lucas Cranach, but today this assumption is contested. He was, however, certainly influenced by the art of Franconia....

Article

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active from 1515 in France.

Born 15 April 1452, in Anchiano, near Vinci; died 2 May 1519, in Clos-Lucé, near Amboise, France.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect, engineer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, topographic subjects, anatomical studies.

Leonardo da Vinci was the illegitimate son of the Florentine notary Ser Piero da Vinci, who married Albiera di Giovanni Amadori, the daughter of a patrician family, in the year Leonardo was born. Little is known about the artist’s natural mother, Caterina, other than that five years after Leonardo’s birth she married an artisan from Vinci named Chartabriga di Piero del Veccha. Leonardo was raised in his father’s home in Vinci by his paternal grandfather, Ser Antonio. Giorgio Vasari discusses Leonardo’s childhood at length, noting his aptitude for drawing and his taste for natural history and mathematics. Probably around 1470, Leonardo’s father apprenticed him to Andrea del Verrocchio; two years later, Leonardo’s name appears in the register of Florentine painters. Although officially a painter in his own right, Leonardo remained for a further five years or so in Verrocchio’s workshop, where Lorenzo di Credi and Pietro Perugino numbered among his fellow students....

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born probably in Faenza; died 13 August 1588, probably in Faenza.

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, church decoration, ornaments.

Marco Marchetti was inspired by Giovanni da Udine. He decorated several churches in Rome. He painted the series ...

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 6 March 1475, in Caprese, near Arezzo; died 18 February 1564, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, architect, engineer, poet. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits.

At the time of Michelangelo’s birth, his father, Ludovico, son of Leonardo Buonarroti Simoni, was resident magistrate for the Republic of Florence in the small, fortified town of Caprese, but soon after the family returned to Florence. Michelangelo lost his mother when he was six years old, and the family’s financial situation was poor, though previous generations of Buonarroti had been rich and powerful and among the ‘priori’, or governing councillors, of Florence. Michelangelo’s father would therefore have preferred a business career for his son, but Michelangelo was encouraged by his friend Francesco Granacci in his artistic ambitions. He prevailed over his father, and on 1 April 1488, at the age of 13, he joined the large workshop of the painters Domenico and Davide Ghirlandaio. His apprenticeship agreement bound him to them for three years....

Article

Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 15th century, in Cremona.

Painter. Religious subjects. Wall decorations.

Lombard School.

Cristoforo Moretti flourished in his home town. Working in collaboration with Bembo, he decorated the ducal palace in Milan after Lomazzo and most notably executed a Passion there, which created a considerable stir. Reference is also made to a ...

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1528, in Acquafredda, near Brescia; died 27 April 1592, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Giovanni Girolamo Muziano began his studies in his home town with Girolamo Romanino and Vasari Mosciano. He then went to Venice where he was particularly taken with the works of Giorgione and Titian. In ...

Article

French, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born in Paris; died between 31 and 14 March 1532, in Avignon.

Painter, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

Provencal School.

Nicolas d'Ypres was the son of Nicolas d'Ypres the Elder and the presumed grandson of André d'Ypres. In 1495 his name appeared for the first time in Avignon, where he subsequently married (...

Article

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1536, in Rome; died 20 May 1601, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, decorative artist, miniaturist. Historical subjects, religious subjects. Church decoration.

Paris Nogari is to be ranked among the imitators of Raffaello Motta. While still young he was employed at the Vatican and worked in the Loggia, where his painting ...

Article

French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1514, in Limoges.

Painter, enameller. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

The most notable member of the Nouailher family, Colin had a predilection for soft colours and frequently painted copies of engravings.

Cambridge (Fitzwilliam Mus.): ...

Article

French, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer. Church interiors.

Nicolas Passot worked in Troyes in 1521 preparing decorations for the state visit of Francis I.

Paris, 12 Oct 1948: Interior of a Cathedral, FRF 22,000

New York, 22 May 1992: Interior of an Imaginary Church with a Procession...