The High Renaissance





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



National Gallery of Art, Washington


Portrait of a Man
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


Madonna and Child

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