Bassano, Jacopo (1510?-1592) by Scholes, Robert

Jacopo Bassano (1510? – 1592) Three generations of this family from Bassano were painters, but Jacopo, son of Francesco the Elder, is the most famous and the person usually indicated by the name Bassano without further qualification. Apart from a period in the 1530s when he trained with Bonifazio Veronese in Venice, Jacopo worked in Bassano all his life. By 1534 he had found his direction in the art of nearby Venice, learning as much from the chiaroscuro and luxurious color of Titian‘s works as from his teachers. He won some renown in Venice itself, and became one of the Veneto’s most influential painters in the mid-1500s. He is usually considered a “Mannerist” painter.

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