Italia • 1470−1530

The pupil of the Venetian master Giovanni Bellini, whose influence can be seen in some of his early works. The early work of Bartolomeo Madonna (1502), is in a private collection in Venice. Painting the virgin and child (1505, Bergamo, Carrara Academy) and the Circumcision (1506, Paris, Louvre), and samples of Venetian style in his work. Later, Bartolomeo, probably lived in Milan, where he experienced the influence of the Lombard school and devoted himself mainly portraiture. Among his works, created in the Milan period, Female portrait (1530) and the Portrait of Ludovico Martinengo (1530, London, national gallery). Bartolomeo artistic style is distinguished by the thoroughness of the letter, but it was not a good draughtsman.

B. on the origin of Veneto is a little known. The artist signed his first known paintings "Madonna and child" of 9 April 1502 as "polyvinylenes, polyimines". He worked mainly in Venice and Lombardy. According to some sources, was born in the district of Cremona or Bergamo; Bergamo also studied portrait painting, in which Veneto has achieved remarkable skill.

In his early works B. of Veneto was created almost exclusively to paintings on religious themes in the style of the Venetian school. Special influence on his painting was provided by the work of Giovanni Bellini and Antonello da Messina. In the later period, like a number of other Venetian artists (Marco Marziale, Jacopo de Barbari, Benedetto Diana), Lombardy, adopted many ideas from Albrecht dürer. In the initial period the outlines of figures and objects in the paintings of B. Veneto clear and strict, in the style of Alvise Vivarini. Only after the stay in Ferrara and Milan, and Dating from the Lombard school of painting is depicted in his work becomes soft, rounded and closer to the vision of Leonardo da Vinci. In Ferrara and its surroundings Veneto orders performs the portraits of some members of the Ducal d'este kind. Also works in Padua.

In the first years after B. Veneto left Venice, the artist is gradually removed from the rules of the Venetian style and is more directly under the influence of predstvaviteli of the Northern Renaissance (dürer, Lucas van Leyden). Then his work is dominated by the influence of the school of Leonardo da Vinci. In the last years of the artist in his portraits is easy to recognize the style of Brescia, in particular Alessandro Moretto and Giovanni Savoldo. One merit of the artist is the skill with which it is in his works, joined to achieve the Northern and Italian Renaissance.

B. Veneto died presumably in 1530/1531.

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