Sunday, March 6, 2011

Basaiti, Marco

Call of the Sons of Zebedee
Panel, 386 x 268 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Marco Basaiti (c. 1470 – 1530)
Greek ancestry in either Venice or Friuli in 1470.
Basaiti worked primarily with religious themes, but he also did portraits.
Contrary to the trends of the time, he used very bright colours in rendering his religious subjects.