Jacopo Bassano

Jacopo Bassano

Self-portrait in later age

Years of life: 1517 – 1592
Artist's Teachers: Bonifazio Veronese
Artist's students: Francesco Bassano the Younger, Giovanni Battista da Ponte, Leandro Bassano, and Girolamo da Ponte
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Mythology , Genre scenes , Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

The most famous member of the famous Venetian da Ponte family from Bassano (where Italian grappa is made). He was a traditional artist and painted on religious subjects. Note the stocky peasants, animals, stormy mountain landscapes, and light effects.

Note how Bassano packs great drama into small spaces, making everything in motion. Beautifully painted hands and arms. Wonderful, urgent handling of paint, which reflects the drama of the scene as though he was the part of it.

Jacopo Bassano’s major works are The Good Samaritan, c. 1550–70 (London: National Gallery); Sheep and Lamb, c. 1560 (Rome: Galleria Borghese).

References:

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

Artworks:

  • Der Maler Jacopo da Ponte

    1590s

    Der Maler Jacopo da Ponte  •  1590s

  • St Valentine Baptizing St Lucilla

    1575

    St Valentine Baptizing St Lucilla   •  1575

  • The Way to Calvary

    1540

    The Way to Calvary   •  1540

  • Entry into the Ark

    1575 - 1580

    Entry into the Ark   •  1575 - 1580

  • The Good Samaritan

    between 1562 and 1563

    The Good Samaritan   •  between 1562 and 1563

  • Christ in the house of Martha and Mary

    Christ in the house of Martha and Mary

  • The Purification of the Temple

    1580

    The Purification of the Temple   •  1580

  • The Miraculous Draught of Fishes

    1545

    The Miraculous Draught of Fishes   •  1545

  • Adoration of the Magi

    1555

    Adoration of the Magi   •  1555

  • Construction of Noah's Ark

    Construction of Noah's Ark

  • Pastoral Scene

    Pastoral Scene

  • Portrait of a Franciscan Friar

    1540–1542

    Portrait of a Franciscan Friar   •  1540–1542

  • The Deposition

    The Deposition

  • Adoration of the Magi

    Adoration of the Magi

  • Summer (Sacrifice of Isaac)

    1575

    Summer (Sacrifice of Isaac)   •  1575

  • Two Hounds

    between 1548 and 1549

    Two Hounds   •  between 1548 and 1549

  • Saint Christopher

    Saint Christopher

  • The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria

    1544

    The Martyrdom of St Catherine of Alexandria   •  1544

  • The Road to Calvary

    between 1550 and 1555

    The Road to Calvary   •  between 1550 and 1555

  • Return of Jacob with His Family

    1580

    Return of Jacob with His Family   •  1580

  • The Road to Calvary

    1575

    The Road to Calvary   •  1575

  • Supper at Emmaus

    1538

    Supper at Emmaus   •  1538

  • Garden of Eden

    between 1570 and 1573

    Garden of Eden   •  between 1570 and 1573

  • The Animals Entering Noah' Ark

    1570s

    The Animals Entering Noah' Ark   •  1570s

  • St Jerome

    1556

    St Jerome   •  1556

  • Portrait of a Cardinal

    1545

    Portrait of a Cardinal   •  1545

  • St Roche among the Plague Victims and the Madonna in Glory

    1575

    St Roche among the Plague Victims and the Madonna in Glory   •  1575

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