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