Portrait of a Young Man with a Lamp, by Lorenzo Lotto.⁠ 🎨

Portrait of a Young Man with a Lamp, by Lorenzo Lotto.⁠ 🎨

6/3/2021, 4:02:09 PM
Portrait of a Young Man with a Lamp, by Lorenzo Lotto.⁠ 🎨 One of the best-known portraits by the Venetian master, portraying Broccardo Malchiostro, chancellor to Bernardo de Rossi – bishop of Treviso and also portrayed by this artist. It is paramountal of Venetian technique, with multiple transparent layers gazing for a realistic texture and lighting, and a sitter in three-quarter position directly looking at the seer. As in other canvases by Lotto, the decoration includes an allusion to the sitter: brocade plus carduus. Both master and the pupil depicted escaped a conspiracy by Girolamo Contarini in 1503.⁠ 👨‍🎨 Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, c.1480-1556) was one of the leading masters of northern Italy during High Renaissance. Tough traditionally placed into the Venetian school for his technique, he had distinctive characteristics that bring a strong individuality to his work, often with erudite references to biblical scripture and classic literature. Although he was biographed by Vasari, Lotto remained ignored by historiography until the mid-19th century. ⁠ 📐 Height: 42.3 cm (16.7 in). Width: 35.3 cm (13.9 in). Oil on canvas, circa 1506. ⁠ 🏛 Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.⁠ @kunsthistorischesmuseumvienna What do you think about this? ⁠ Share and follow @monteroneart for a daily 🎨!

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