Giovanni Busi, called Cariani, was apparently from Bergamo, but lived and worked in Venice. His works are stylistically identified by similarity with a group of signed portraits. His style is based on that of Titian and Palma Vecchio, but tends to coarser brushwork.
about 1487 - 1547
Paintings by Giovanni Cariani
This portrait is probably of Francesco Albani, one of the leading citizens of Bergamo; the initials ‘FA’ are painted in reverse on his signet ring. The Albani supported Venetian rule in Bergamo, and Francesco was created a Knight of San Marco by the Venetians in 1516. This portrait may have been...
An unidentified woman and boy kneel in prayer before the Virgin and Child with saints in a landscape. Saint Lucy, the bearer of light, holds a martyr’s palm and a burning oil lamp. The woman, wearing an ornamented dress and cloak, is probably the mother of the kneeling boy presented by Saint Jose...
Not on display