Così Fan Tutti Museum

Presenting: Renaissance Italian Artists

Introduction

Così Fan Tutti. This Is The Way Of The World. Art is what connects our whole world. So for the opening exhibit of this museum (named for this proverb) we will show a series of Italian artists that helped in the rebirth of our beloved art (the well known and the quietly superb) during the Renaissance.


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Tintoretto (1518-1594)

He is a exceptional painter from Venice, Italy, who excelled at a style of art called Mannerism. His works have unique aspects that are linked to this style. He distorted perception and scale. He used acidic colors. He twisted the things he painted into deranged positions. You will see many examples of this in the art we are showing: Finding Of The Body Of St. Mark (1548-as is shown below)), The Last Supper (1592-94), The Deposition (1557), and many more.
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Artemesia Gentileschi (1593-1653)

Artemesia is one of the best known female painters of the Late Renaissance period. She was born in Rome, and moved all around the Italian peninsula. At the age of 17 she was raped, which is why her paintings tend to show a bias against men, as is the case in her paintings of the story of Judas. At our show we present numerous of her Judith paintings.

Jacopo Bassano (1510-1592)

He never had a very known name, but he is still considered to be the first modern landscape painter. He was from a smaller town outside of Venice called Bassano del Grappa, and in small towns it is easy to paint landscapes when that is what you are seeing. He will show scenes with his landscapes, but you can tell he pays more detail to the ever repeated landscape than the people. You constantly see this mountain and clouds with the setting sun in many works we have on exhibit. Works like The Animals Entering Noah's Ark (1579), The Element of Earth (1580), and The Good Samaritan(1562-63).
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Piero di Cosimo (1462-1521)

Born in Florence, but ended up living in Rome, Piero was truly an Italian painter of the renaissance. He depicted mythical figures, as was common, but he would hybrid them. He was known for being this crazy, eccentric man who was afraid of fire and thunderstorms, and was often compared to beasts. His paintings definitely represent his eccentrics, just look at Liberazione di Andromedo(1515-shown below) or The Discovery Of Honey (1505-10).
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