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Paris Bordon (or Paris Paschalinus Bordone; 5 July 1500 – 19 January 1571) was an Italian painter of the Venetian Renaissance who, despite training with Titian, maintained a strand of Mannerist complexity and provincial vigor.
Bordone's works of the 1520s include the Holy Family in Florence, Sacra Conversazione with Donor (Glasgow), and Holy Family with St. Catherine (Hermitage Museum). The St. Ambrose and a Donor (1523) is now in the Pinacoteca di Brera. In 1525–26, Bordone painted an altarpiece for the church of S. Agostino in Crema, a Madonna with St. Christopher and St George (now in the Palazzo Tadini collection at Lovere). A second altarpiece, Pentecost, is also in the Pinacoteca di Brera.
In 1534–35, he painted his large-scale masterpiece for the Scuola di San Marco a canvas of The Fisherman Presenting the Ring to Doge Gradenigo (Accademia). However, comparison between this latter painting and the near-contemporary, and structurally similar, Presentation of the Virgin reveals Bordone's limitations, his use of superior perspective which creates dwarfed distant perspectives, and limited coloration relative to the brilliant tints of Titian.
Bordone also painted smaller cabinet pieces, showing half-figures, semi-undressed men and women from mythology or religious stories in a muscular interaction despite the crowded space. He frequently combined portraiture with allegory.
Paris Bordone subsequently executed many important mural paintings in Venice, Treviso and Vicenza, all of which have perished. In 1538 he was invited to France by Francis I, at whose court he painted many portraits, though no trace of them is to be found in French collections, the two portraits at the Louvre being later acquisitions. On his return journey he also worked for the Fugger palace at Augsburg, but again the works have been lost.
Partial list of works
- Annunciation in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen
- Baptism of Christ in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Bathsheba Bathing, with an African Servant - The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
- Chess Players in Berlin
- Daphnis and Chloe - Porczyński Gallery, Warsaw
- Holy Family - Bridgewater House, Westminster
- Madonna - Accademia di Belle Arti Tadini at Lovere
- Mythological picture - the Galleria Borghese, Rome
- Mythological picture - the Doria Pamphilj Gallery, Rome
- The paintings in the Duomo of Treviso
- Perseus Armed by Mercury and Minerva - Birmingham Museum of Art
- A Portrait of a Lady - The National Gallery, London
- Portrait of Giovanni Jacopo Caraglio - Wawel Castle, Kraków
Venus, Flora, Mars and Cupid (An Allegory), 1550s. The Hermitage Museum.
Presentation of the Ring to the Doge (Bartolomeo Gradenigo), 1534
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Mehrere Gemälde aus dem Berghof befinden sich heute im Nationalmuseum in Warschau. Bordones Venus und Amor etwa (Abb. 100)
- By Titian and also at Accademia
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bordone, Paris". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.