Bonifacio Veronese, birth name: Bonifacio de' Pitati (1487 – 19 October 1553) was an Italian Renaissance painter who was active in Venice. His work had an important influence on the younger generation of painters in Venice, particularly Andrea Schiavone and Jacopo Tintoretto.
The artist was born in Verona from which his family moved to Venice around 1505. Here the young artist reputedly trained under Palma il Vecchio. He was initially a close follower of il Vecchio. He ran a large workshop in Venice, which could execute small devotional works as well as large painting projects. His early work also shows his knowledge of Giorgione and Titian
His style was influenced by that of Giorgione and Titian. From the 1530s the artist introduced some figurative elements of central Italian origin derived mainly from Raphael. During those years he made a fortune in Venice Many cassoni and furniture decorations are attributed to him.
Works attributed to the artist
- Repose in Egypt (also ascribed to Paris Bordone), Pitti Palace.
- Sibyl with the Emperor Augustus (also ascribed to Paris Bordone).
- Finding of Moses (formerly attributed to Giorgione}. Milan. Brera.
- Finding of Moses (formerly given Modena. Gall. Adoration of the Kings. to Giorgione).
- Holy Family (formerly called a Titian or Bordone, Colonna Palace, Rome.
- Christ and the Adulteress, National Museum, Warsaw.
- Holy Family with St. John the Baptist, Wawel Castle, Kraków.
- The rich man and Lazarus 1540 Gallerie dell'Accademia Venice
- Also known as Bonifazio Veneziano
- Thomas Nichols. "Pitati, Bonifazio de’." Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 28 Dec. 2016
- Pitati, Bonifacio de at the Prado website (in Spanish)
- Freedberg, Sydney J. (1993). Pelican History of Art, ed. Painting in Italy, 1500-1600 (Penguin Books Ltd ed.). pp. 347–349.
- Media related to Bonifazio Veronese at Wikimedia Commons
- Italian Paintings, Venetian School, a collection catalog containing information about Veronese and his works (see index; plate 11).
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