Giovanni Cariani
Italian, 1487-1547
Collected by a major museum
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Exhibitions
2018
Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters,
Legion of Honor
2016
In the Age of Giorgione,
Royal Academy of Arts

Giovanni Cariani, also known as Giovanni Busi, was a portrait painter with a hybrid style that reflected his training in Venice, and his upbringing in Lombardy. Cariani first studied in the studio of Giovanni Bellini, where became acquainted with and deeply affected by the works of Giorgione, Titian, and Sebastiano del Piombo—other pupils of Bellini. Cariani’s color schemes and compositions most strongly demonstrate this influence. Unlike his Venetian peers, however, Cariani painted his subjects with a heightened emphasis on detail, texture, and realism. As a result, some of his sitters appear less animated. He was also keen on depicting his subjects in everyday settings.

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