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