One of the most remarkable painters of history was Giorgio da Castelfranco, called Giorgione. He was called Big George by his contemporaries. He was born about 1477 or 1478 in a picturesque old city of humble origin, the son of a peasant.
As a boy Giorgione came to Venice and studied painting in the studio of Giovanni Bellini. He was noted for his personal beauty and his musical tastes and was a welcome guest in distinguished circles
Only a handful of pictures can certainly be identified as his work, although many are attributed to him. In any case, his influence on the development of Venetian painting in the beginning of the 16th century seems to have been
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