Antonello da Messina
(Italian, 1430 - 1479)
This person is associated with: Early Renaissance, Renaissance

Born in Messina, Sicily and trained in the Netherlandish technique of oil painting, Antonello set the standard for portraiture when he arrived in Venice in 1475.  He introduced the ambiguous smile to indicate to some degree the inner life of the sitter, before Leonardo adopted this technique that became one of his celebrated hallmarks.  Many of Antonello's portraits provide a soft light and direct gaze to engage the viewer.  More can be read on  Wikipedia.  

Name:Antonello da Messina
Dates:1430 - 1479
Nationality:Italian
Sex:Male
This artist has 27 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
National Gallery - London(United Kingdom - London)5 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)2 artworks
Museo Regionale di Messina(Italy - Messina)2 artworks
Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin(Germany - Berlin)2 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)2 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)2 artworks
Museo Civico d'Arte Antica - Turin(Italy - Turin)1 artworks
Muzeul Naţional Brukenthal(Romania - Sibiu)1 artworks
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza -Madrid(Spain - Madrid)1 artworks
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten - Antwerp(Belgium - Antwerp)1 artworks
Kunsthistorisches Museum - Vienna(Austria - Vienna)1 artworks

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Explanation:
This person died over 70 years ago (in 1479).