The Holy Family
Giorgione - circa 1500
1200 x 984 • 325 KB
This artist, during hid short lifetime, transformed the character of Venetian painting although only about six works are accepted without question as being by his hand. He stressed, above all, the unifying effect of atmospheric light, which encompasses his figures, and introduced a mood of pastoral quietude which later became a hallmark of Venetian painting. Here the gentle lyricism and architectonic simplicity of design create an aura of mystic devotion.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1500
Artist age:Approximately 22 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 37.3 cm (14.69 in.), Width: 45.6 cm (17.95 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 09 September 2013.
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