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Bernardino Luini
 
 
 
 
Bernardino Luini

(b ?Luini, c. 1480–85; d ?Lugano, before 1 July 1532)

Renaissance painter of Lombardy, best known for his mythological and religious frescoes.
Little is known of Luini's life; the earliest surviving painting that is certainly his work is a fresco (1512) of the “Madonna and Child” at the Cistercian monastery of Chiaravalle, near Milan. It shows the dependence upon the style of the Lombardian painter Il Bergognone (c. 1455–after 1522), which Luini retained throughout his life. The majority of his panel paintings depict the Virgin.
Luini was influenced by Leonardo da Vinci during the latter's second stay in Milan (1506–13), as is seen in the facial types and the composition of Luini's “Holy Family” (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan). Of his frescoes, many of which are now detached and dispersed, the most notable are the “Story of Europa” (c. 1520; Berlin) and the “Story of Cephalus and Procris” (c. 1520; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.) from either the Casa Rabia or the Villa Pelucca (both in Milan) and the “Story of Moses” and various mythological subjects from the Villa Pelucca (Brera, Milan).

 

 
 


The Crucifixion with Sts Paul and Francis
1530
 

 

 


The Virgin Carrying the Sleeping Child with Three Angels
Musee du Louvre, Paris

 

 

St Sebastian
1526
 
 

Madonna with Child and Young St John
1515
 
 

La Vierge et l'Enfant avec un ange, dite Madone de Menaggio
 
 

Le Christ benissant


 

The Madonna of the Carnation
1515


 

The Magdalen
1525

 

Christ among the Doctors
1515
 
 

The Virgin and Child


 

The Virgin and Child with Saint John
1510


 

The Virgin and Child with a Columbine
 
 

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