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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bramantino


Crucifixion
c. 1515
oil on canvas
372 x 270 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan Italy

Bartolomeo Suardi, called Bramantino (c.1456-c.1530), was an Italian painter and architect, mainly active in his native Milan.
He was trained by Donato Bramante, from whom he takes his nickname. He was appointed court painter and architect to Duke Francesco II Sforza in 1525. His main influences were the serene and sometimes unnatural quietist classicism of Piero della Francesca, Leonardo da Vinci. He assimilated some elements of the style of Leonardo, although in other respects he remained faithful to his training in the style of Central Italy.