Giorgio Barbarelli Giorgione
Painter, born Castelfranco, Italy, c.1476; died Venice, Italy, 1510.
He was a pupil of Giovanni Bellini and one of the strongest influences in the Venetian school.
He was one of the first to make beautiful landscape an integral part of the picture.
He has been called "the joyous herald of the Renaissance."
Ruskin declared his "Madonna," in the church of Castelfranco, one of the two most perfect pictures in the world.
His skill in portraiture is shown in "The Knight of Malta," of the Uffizi gallery.
"The Concert" of the Pitti is attributed to him.
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