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Moretto da Brescia

(b Brescia, c. 1498; d Brescia, between 9 Nov and 22 Dec 1554).

Italian painter. Together with Romanino and Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, he was one of the most distinguished painters of Brescia of the 16th century. Influenced by both Lombard verism and contemporary Venetian painters, Moretto created an individual style in which realism and Venetian light and colour were perfectly balanced. He was personally involved in the local movement of Roman Catholic reform, and this is reflected in his direct, solemn and often moving depictions of religious subjects. He was also an innovative portrait painter.

 
 


Portrait of a Boy with his Nurse
1540
 

 

 


Pieta
1520
Wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington
 


 


Portrait of a Man
1526
Oil on canvas, 198 x 88 cm
National Gallery, London



 

The Virgin of Carmel
c. 1522
Oil on canvas, 271 x 298 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
 

 


Portrait of a Man
c. 1520
Oil on canvas, 73,7 x 56 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
 

 


Portrait of a Lady in White
1540


 

Madonna and Child
 

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