The mysterious genius of light and color, one of the greatest painters of the Venetian Renaissance.
“He seems more a myth than a man. No poet’s destiny is comparable to his, on earth. Nothing, or almost nothing, is known of him. Some even deny his existence. Yet all Venetian art seems inflamed by his revelation.”
So wrote Gabriele D’Annunzio: between this literary image and the increasingly convincing reconstruction of the human and artistic career of Giorgione lies the rediscovery of one of the greatest painters of the Venetian Renaissance, master of nature and sentiment, protagonist of the breakthrough in painting at the beginning of the 1500s toward light, color, atmosphere, pure contemplation of beauty.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.