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 (jôr-jō′nē, -nĕ) Originally Giorgio Barbarelli. Also known as Giorgio da Castelfranco. 1478?-1510.
Italian painter and early master of the Venetian school. Among the works ascribed to him are The Tempest (c. 1505) and Sleeping Venus (c. 1510).
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(Italian dʒorˈdʒoːne)
(Biography) Il. original name Giorgio Barbarelli. ?1478–1511, Italian painter of the Venetian school, who introduced a new unity between figures and landscape
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(dʒɔrˈdʒoʊ ni)

(Giorgione de Castelfranco, Giorgio Barbarelli) 1478?–1511, Italian painter.
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(A pity in art of course signified the nude.) Giorgione's "Tempesta," the "Idolino," some of the Sistine frescoes and the Apoxyomenos, were added to it.
This morning I had been looking at Giorgione's picture of the cruel-eyed woman, said to be a likeness of Lucrezia Borgia.
Later however, that night, it occurred to me that her silence was somewhat strange; for if she had talked of my movements, of anything so detached as the Giorgione at Castelfranco, she might have alluded to what she could easily remember was in my mind.
And it was just shortly before the digitising process began that one of the librarians found a previously unseen sketch from Renaissance artist called Giorgione.
"We hope these scholarships address America's growing shortage of skilled trade workers," said SMSA Board Chairman Rear Admiral Mike Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret).
Lotto was born in Venice and absorbed early the influence of Giorgione and Giovanni Bellini; their spell would remain with him throughout this life, although he was to form his own distinctive visual language, often featuring dramatic, angular gestures and poses, congested compositions, and details of still life with a specificity that makes them look Netherlandish.
While "The Renaissance Nude" presents works by Albrecht Durer, Lucas Cranach, and Martin Schongauer in the north and Donatello, Raphael, and Giorgione in the south; it also introduces names that deserve to be known better.
His sumptuous coloring and fluent, atmospheric landscapes had a great effect on the Venetian painting school, including his pupils Giorgione and Titian.
As art critic Hilton Kramer wrote in 1992, "Whereas [Pierre] Matisse had drawn upon a long tradition of European painting--from Giorgione, Poussin, and Watteau to Ingres, Cezanne, and Gauguin--to create a modern version of a pastoral paradise...Picasso had turned to an alien tradition of primitive art to create in Les Demoiselles a netherworld of strange gods and violent emotions."
Other OMRF researchers who contributed to the findings were Satoshi Matsuzaki, Zack Young, Jennifer Giorgione, Maria Newhardt, Mike Kinter and Lee Bockus.
Their topics include the life of the virgin at the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua and San Marco in Venice, the eclectic taste of the Gattamelata family, Andrea Mantagna and Giovanni Bellini: the hidden dialogue, the perplexing problem of portraits and parapets: the so-called Brocardo portrait attributed to Giorgione, and Venetian affirmation and urban tradition in 16th-century Padua: the Palazzo del Podesta and its facades on Piazza delle Erbe.