Giulio Romano

Giulio Romano

Portrait of Giulio Romano (c.1536) by Titian

Years of life: 1496 – 1546
Artist's Teachers: Raphael
Art Movement: High Renaissance, Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Religious , Mythology , Portrait
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

Also known as Giulio Pippi. Architect, painter, and draftsman; a major exponent of Mannerism. Student and assistant of Raphael; strongly influenced by his later style as well as by the work of Michelangelo. Finished several of Raphael’s commissions after his death.

Author of a famous series of pornographic engravings. Threatened with prison in Rome, Giulio moved to Mantua under the protection of the Gonzaga family; where he created the most famous architectural work – Mantua’s Palazzo del Tè.

In paintings, he is similar to Raphael, but he has a sharp manner, a naturalistic approach, emphasized muscular bodies, and eroticism. In architecture, look for deliberate “mistakes” such as the lack of an obligatory center; the optical effects, such as the illusion of falling columns that are actually standing firmly; the uneven, unfinished, stonework.

Giulio Romano’s major works are Crowning of the Virgin (Madonna of Monteluce), c. 1505–25 (Rome: Vatican Museums); Mary Magdalene Borne by Angels, c. 1520 (London: National Gallery); The Holy Family, c. 1520–23 (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum); The Fall of the Giants, 1532–34 (Mantua: Palazzo de Tè).

References:

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

Artworks:

  • The Horse "Morel favorito"

    1526

    The Horse "Morel favorito"  •  1526

  • The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist

    1522-1524

    The Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist   •  1522-1524

  • Margherita Paleologo (1510-66)

    1531

    Margherita Paleologo (1510-66)   •  1531

  • Battle at Pont Milvius

    1520-1524

    Battle at Pont Milvius  •  1520-1524

  • Design for a silver saltcellar

    1524–1546

    Design for a silver saltcellar   •  1524–1546

  • Jupiter seduces Olympiad of Epirus

    1526-1534

    Jupiter seduces Olympiad of Epirus  •  1526-1534

  • The Holy Family

    1520 -1523

    The Holy Family  •  1520 -1523

  • Tribute to Apollo

    between 1526 and 1528

    Tribute to Apollo   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Mars Chasing Adonis from Venus's Pavilion

    between 1526 and 1528

    Mars Chasing Adonis from Venus's Pavilion   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • The Assembly of Gods around Jupiter's Throne

    between 1532 and 1534

    The Assembly of Gods around Jupiter's Throne  •  between 1532 and 1534

  • Vaulted ceiling

    between 1526 and 1528

    Vaulted ceiling   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Portrait of a young Man

    1518-1519

    Portrait of a young Man   •  1518-1519

  • Fall of the Giants

    1532

    Fall of the Giants   •  1532

  • Ajax Defends Patroclus's Corps

    between 1538 and 1539

    Ajax Defends Patroclus's Corps   •  between 1538 and 1539

  • Jupiter Seducing Olympias

    between 1526 and 1528

    Jupiter Seducing Olympias  •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Psyche Appealing in Vain to Juno

    between 1526 and 1528

    Psyche Appealing in Vain to Juno   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • The Circumcision

    The Circumcision

  • Thetis Giving Achilles His Arms

    Thetis Giving Achilles His Arms

  • The Old Woman and Vulcan

    between 1526 and 1528

    The Old Woman and Vulcan   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Hunting Scene

    between 1527 and 1528

    Hunting Scene   •  between 1527 and 1528

  • Cupid and Psyche

    between 1526 and 1528

    Cupid and Psyche   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Psyche's Second Task

    between 1526 and 1528

    Psyche's Second Task   •  between 1526 and 1528

  • The Fall of Giants

    The Fall of Giants

  • Polyphemus

    between 1526 and 1528

    Polyphemus  •  between 1526 and 1528

  • Triumph of Titus and Vespasian

    1537

    Triumph of Titus and Vespasian   •  1537

  • The Prisoners

    between 1527 and 1528

    The Prisoners  •  between 1527 and 1528

  • Coronation of the Virgin (Madonna of Monteluce)

    between 1505 and 1525

    Coronation of the Virgin (Madonna of Monteluce)   •  between 1505 and 1525

  • The Adoration of the Shepherds

    1535

    The Adoration of the Shepherds   •  1535

  • The Lovers

    1525

    The Lovers   •  1525

  • Madonna and Child

    between 1522 and 1523

    Madonna and Child   •  between 1522 and 1523

  • Virgin with the Child

    1520s

    Virgin with the Child   •  1520s

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