Dosso Dossi

Dosso Dossi

Self-Portrait, 1489

Years of life: 1479 – 1542
Artist's Teachers: Lorenzo Costa
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Ferrara School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

Somewhat obscure Venetian painter in the mold of Titian and Giorgione. His emotional and poetic painting is rich in color and full of light. He painted myths and allegories, portraits, landscapes, and frothy trees. He had a liking for animals. Few works remain, most of which are badly damaged.

Dosso Dossi’s major works are Sibyl, c. 1516–20 (St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum); Melissa, 1520s (Rome: Galleria Borghese); Circe and her Lovers in a Landscape, c. 1525 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Allegory of Music

    1522

    Allegory of Music   •  1522

  • Allegory of Hercules

    between 1540 and 1542

    Allegory of Hercules   •  between 1540 and 1542

  • Portrait of a Man

    1517

    Portrait of a Man   •  1517

  • Didone

    Didone

  • A Personification Of Geometry

    A Personification Of Geometry

  • Hercules and the Pygmies

    1535

    Hercules and the Pygmies  •  1535

  • The Virgin Appearing to Sts John the Baptist and John the Evangelist

    1520s

    The Virgin Appearing to Sts John the Baptist and John the Evangelist   •  1520s

  • Circe and Her Lovers in a Landscape

    between 1514 and 1516

    Circe and Her Lovers in a Landscape  •  between 1514 and 1516

  • St Sebastian

    St Sebastian

  • Bacchus

    1524

    Bacchus  •  1524

  • Sibyl

    between 1524 and 1525

    Sibyl  •  between 1524 and 1525

  • The Adoration of the Kings

    between 1530 and 1542

    The Adoration of the Kings  •  between 1530 and 1542

  • Sage with compass and globe

    Sage with compass and globe

  • Triumph of Bacchus

    between 1513 and 1514

    Triumph of Bacchus   •  between 1513 and 1514

  • Allegory of Fortune

    between 1535 and 1538

    Allegory of Fortune  •  between 1535 and 1538

  • Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue

    1524

    Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue  •  1524

  • St Cosmas and St Damian

    between 1534 and 1542

    St Cosmas and St Damian   •  between 1534 and 1542

  • Diana and Callisto

    1528

    Diana and Callisto   •  1528

  • Portrait of a Man

    between 1518 and 1520

    Portrait of a Man   •  between 1518 and 1520

  • Portrait of a young Man with a dog and a cat

    Portrait of a young Man with a dog and a cat

  • Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast

    1520

    Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast  •  1520

  • Portrait of a Warrior

    1530s

    Portrait of a Warrior   •  1530s

  • The Holy Family

    between 1527 and 1528

    The Holy Family   •  between 1527 and 1528

  • Sts John and Bartholomew with Donors

    1527

    Sts John and Bartholomew with Donors   •  1527

  • Lamentation over the Body of Christ

    1517

    Lamentation over the Body of Christ   •  1517

  • Melissa

    1518/1531

    Melissa  •  1518/1531

  • Apollo and Daphne

    1524

    Apollo and Daphne   •  1524

  • Self Portrait

    1489

    Self Portrait  •  1489

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