Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 3

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 3

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Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 3

Lives of Seventy of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects - Vol. 3

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[Born 1478; died 1511.]

Bibliography.—Hermann Lücke. Giorgione, in the Donnée series of Kunst
und Künstler des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit
. L. D. de Pontès, étienne et principalement sur le Giorgione. Lacroix, Revue
des Arts
, xxii., Brussels, 1865. Gronau, Zorzon da Castelfranco, la sua ori
gine, la sua morte e tomba
, Venice, 1894. Alessandro Luzio, Isabella d’ Este
e due quadri di Giorgione, L’Archivio Storico dell’ Arte
, vi., pp. 47–48,
1888. F. Wickhoff, Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1893, Vol. I. P. Molmenti,
Curiosità di Storia Veneziana, fasc. ii, Giorgione. Camavitto, La Fa
niglia di Giorgione da Oastelfranco, Giornale Arcadico
, 1878. Bernhard
Berenson, Venetian Painters, New York, 1894. Conti, Giorgione, Studio.
Florence, 1894. Morelli, Italian Painters, London, 1893. L. W. Schaufuss
Zur Beurtheilung der Gemälde Giorgione’s, Dresden, 1874. C. Triarte, A
propos d’un tableau attribué au Giorgione, Exposition des Old Masters
à Londres
, in L’Art, xxix., p. 61, Paris, 1882. One of the best essays in
Waiter Pater’s Renaissance is upon Giorgione.

At the same time when Florence was acquiring so much renown from the works of Leonardo, the city of Venice obtained no small glory from the talents and excellence of one of her citizens, by whom the Bellini, then held in so much esteem, were very far surpassed, as were all others who had practised painting up to that time in that city. This was Giorgio, born in the year 1478, at Castel-

the name Giorgione means simply “Big George.”

It has been claimed that Giorgio Barbarella, or Giorgione, was a natural sou of Jacopo Barbarella, a gentleman of a good Venetian family which had made its home in Gastelfranco, and that the latter town disputes with the village of Vedelago the honor of being Giorgione’s birthplace, as his mother was a peasant girl of the said village. Dr. Gronau (see Bibliography) asserts, on the contrary, that there is no reason for believing that this artist was in any way related to the Barbarella (or Barbarelli) family, and says that the name of Giorgione occurs as early as 1460 (see B. Müntz, La Fin de la Renaissance, p. 598). Messrs. Crowe and Cavalcaselle claim that he Avas born iii.—1

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