Dosso Dossi

active 1512; died 1542
Giovanni di Luteri, known as Dosso Dossi (from his birthplace) was, with his brother Battista, the leading painter in Ferrara in the early 16th century. From 1514 he worked chiefly for the Ferrara court, ruled by Duke Alfonso and then by Duke Ercole d'Este, painting mythological and modern poetic subjects, as well as portraits, decorative frescoes and religious themes.

Dosso may have visited Rome, where his brother Battista is recorded in 1520, apparently working in the studio of Raphael, and Dosso may also have visited the city. Battista Dosso adhered directly to the tradition of Giorgione and Titian.

Dosso Dossi further developed the style of Giorgione and Titian, especially in his treatmentof landscape in his religious and mythological paintings.

Related paintings

A Man embracing a Woman
Dosso Dossi
probably about 1524
A Man embracing a Woman
Lamentation over the Body of Christ
Dosso Dossi
perhaps about 1510-20
Lamentation over the Body of Christ
The Adoration of the Kings
Dosso Dossi
probably 1530-42
The Adoration of the Kings
A Female Saint
After Dosso Dossi
after 1600
A Female Saint
 
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