Antonello da Messina, aka Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio or Antonello degli Antoni
(Italian, c. 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.  

Contributors:   kohn1fox, kkvk, Willem Hemmen
Name:Antonello da Messina
Dates:c. 1430 - 1479
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
Museo Regionale di Messina(Italy - Messina)2 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)2 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)2 artworks
Gemäldegalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin(Germany - Berlin)2 artworks
Musée du Louvre(France - Paris)2 artworks
Galleria Interdisciplinare Regionale della Sicilia(Italy - Palermo)1 artworks
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)1 artworks
Alte Pinakothek - Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen(Germany - Munich)1 artworks
Museo Correr - Venice(Italy - Venice)1 artworks
Kunsthistorisches Museum(Austria - Vienna)1 artworks

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Creative works made by this person are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN (not copyrighted).

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

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