Giorgione

Alexis Meservey

Biography

When and where was he born?

Giorgione was born in Castelfranco, Italy in 1477.

Where did he spend most of his life?

He spent most of his life in Venice, Italy.


How was he educated?

He self-instructed himself before he became a pupil of the greatest Venetian artist of the day, Giovanni Bellini.


What was his lifestyle like?

Giorgione enjoyed playing lute for his friends, and he was a part of Venice's literary and philosophical circles.


What type of art did he create? What are some examples of his work?

He was a painter. Some examples of his work are The Madonna and Child with Saints Liberale and Francis, Portrait of a Lady, and Portrait of a Man


Who were his patrons?

No one really knows who his patrons were, but they were most likely Venetian patricians, as many of his paintings were found in their homes.


The Work

" The Boy with the Arrow." artstor.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.


What is the name of the piece?

The Boy with the Arrow


When was the piece created?

The piece was created in 1505.


Where is the piece found today?

It can be found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria.


What was the significance of this piece?

This piece is significant because it was painted using oil, which is a new Renaissance style of painting.


Why did I find this piece so interesting?

I found this piece interesting because the boy is kind of mysterious because I don't know who he is. His arrow probably means that he is an archer, so he could be a soldier or he could just be a person who does archery as a hobby.


How does the piece of work exemplify a Renaissance "ism"?

The painting is an example of individualism because there is only one person in it, and the main focus of the painting is the boy and his arrow.


Citations

"Giorgione." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.