Giovanni Battista di Jacopo

Renaissance Painter and drawer by PJ Garron


Giovanni Battista, also known as "IL Rosso" or "Rosso Fiorentino" for his bright influence in the Florentine School, he born in in Florence, Italy on March 8th, 1494 and died in Paris, France on November 14th, 1540. He was known to have his training under a Renaissance man named Andrea d Prontoro.

The lifestyle for Giovanni when living was a painter and a drawer and a very good one on top of that. The type of art that he styled in was painting and drawing like one of his known artworks the Young Girl painting. To this day one of his known patrons for him in life was a man named Francois I. One important part of the biography I thought was that his death was caused by himself from his friend accusing him of doing something wrong accidentally and when had realized that Giovanni was not the culprit, he had already done suicide from remorse.

His Work

Rosso was a known painter and drawer in Florence, I thought of his work as very religious historically. One of his artworks that I admire is his piece named Moses Defending the Daughters of Jethro and was created in 1520, though can only be seen at the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence. If I was to describe the painting it would be that it shows that Moses is protecting three girls who might be referred to the daughter of Jethro, and he is shown to be naked fighting against naked men who might want to harm the daughters of Jethro. The admiration of this shows a heroic characteristic of bravery and protection for fighting the men and protecting the daughters.

To be honest there are no new techniques, but, the significance of this artwork is somewhat great for its showing a historical religious figure known as Moses, and that another person known as Zipporah to be known as one of the daughters of Jethro to carry some weight of importance since she was the wife of Moses he had fled with from Egypt.

The isms that are linked or not linked to this picture is Humanism and humanism is linked to the artwork for it was an event that actually happened to people who were real plus its a human based picture. Secularism is not linked to this artwork for secularism is not a religious based event, place, person, etc so it would not be secularism since Moses was a religious figure.