uffizi room 75 di giorgione e sebastiano del piombo

Giorgione is considered one of the greatest painters of the 16th century and his distinctive stroke shows a wish to confer volume to both his figures and landscape, unlike 15th century painters who focussed on sketching that delineated the areas.

In Moses' Trial by Fire and its companion, the Judgement of Salomon, which came to the Uffizi from the Villa of Poggio Imperiale in 1795 and was originally attributed to Giovanni Bellini, nature and man acquire solidity thanks to the very evident chiaroscuro and sfumato. Their modernity also emerge in the vertical form of the works to better respond to the need to represent the depth of the space.

The Portrait of Warrior with his Equerry, which belongs to the late works by the artist, is an example of an upper torso portrait considered "modern" by Vasari regarding both the composition that seems to anticipate the genre scenes of the 17th century, and the close-up aspect of the figures that gives them a certain monumentality, although softened by the tonal transitions.

Among the painters who followed the style of Giorgione was Sebastiano del Piombo, whos work the Death of Adonis is exhibited here, considerably influenced by Michelangelo and Raphael and testimony of the integration between northern and Florentine pictorial culture.

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