Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo

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Savoldo, Giovanni Girolamo


Born circa 1480, in Brescia; died there after 1548. Italian painter of the Brescian school of the High Renaissance.

Savoldo developed under the influence of Giorgione and Titian. His religious compositions (Adoration of the Shepherds, 1540, the Church of San Giobbe, Venice) depict common people, and the chiaroscuro modeling of forms is suffused with energy. His portraits have a clarity of composition and an intimate quality.


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From his dissertation on Girolamo Savoldo, submitted in 1955, to his recent monograph, How Fra Angelico and Signorelli Saw the End of the World (2003), Gilbert has turned his laserlike attention to subjects ranging from contemporary art (especially during his early curatorial career in Louisville and Sarasota) to Italian Renaissance and Baroque art.
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