Pinturicchio(redirected from Betto, Bernardino di)
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(real name Bernardino di Betto di Biagio). Born circa 1454 in Perugia (?); died Dec. 11, 1513, in Siena. Italian quattrocento painter of the Umbrian school.
Pinturicchio was influenced by Perugino, whom he assisted in 1481 and 1482 in the execution of the frescoes for the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. Pinturicchio’s murals for the Borgia suite in the Vatican (1493-94) are marked by a careful technique, a diverse and rich palette, and a variety of ornamental motifs. The artist’s easel paintings, such as Portrait of a Boy (Dresden Picture Gallery), are joyful and poetic.