Giorgione

A very poetic painter

About Him

He was born in 1477 in Castelfranco, Italy, and died in 1510 in Venice Italy. He lived a short life due to catching the plague, but spent most of it in Venice Italy. He was the pupil of the Venetian artist, Giovanni Bellini, beginning at about age thirteen and had a deep fascination of the natural world. Giorgione, meaning "Big George", was the name given to him from his open-heartedness and wide intellectual interests. He mainly grew up and learned from Giovanni Bellini, who had a huge impact on his style of art. He was mainly a painter, painting some very famous art such as The Tempest, The Madonna with Saints Francis and Liberale, and the Venus. Throughout his career, Giorgione had a number of different art collectors as patrons, funding his artwork and usually buying the pieces he made from him.

The Boy With the Arrow

This piece was created in 1505 and is now located in The Museum and the Academia in Venice, Italy. The significance of this piece is that many people find it to be mysterious and it really shows Giorgione's maturity. This piece is very interesting to me because it really allows you to think about it. It is not a very complex piece, but there is lots of detail put into it which is why I like it so much. This painting displays idealism because the man has perfect pale skin and has a blank expression on his face. As well as he looks very put together and his pose is almost perfect.

Works Cited

"The Boy with the Arrow." Giorgione. 1505. In ARTstor [database online]. [cited 3 December 2015]. Available from ARTstor, Inc., New York, New York.

"Giorgione." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.

"Giorgione." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.