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c.1520-1578

Italian Mannerist Painter

Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520-1578) was an Italian mannerist painter, son of an architect, Andrea Moroni, born in Albino near Bergamo.
Moroni was one of the greatest, albeit the shyest, portrait painters of the sixteenth century. He trained under Moretto in Brescia and worked mainly in his home town of Albino. His style was based closely on that of his master, but whereas his religious and allegorical paintings are generally heavy-handed, his portraits are worthy successors to Moretto's. They are remarkable for their psychological penetration, dignified air, and exquisite silvery tonality.
National Gallery, London, has the best collection of his work, including the celebrated portrait known as The Tailor "Il sarto". After serving his apprenticeship with Moretto in Brescia, Giovan Battista Moroni spent nearly all his career in and around Bergamo, where he continued Lorenzo Lotto's tradition. The only deviance to this were two periods spent in Trento (1548 and 1551) when the Council of Trent was in session. On both occasions Moroni painted a number of works (including the Altarpiece of the Doctors of the Church for the church of S. Maria Maggiore). It was during his stays in Trento that he also made contact with the Madruzzo family and with Titian. From the 1550s onwards, in fact, Moroni was often commissioned as an alternative portraitist to Titian.
A whole stream of provincial lords and ladies took it in turn to sit for him. The result is a series of portraits of people full of dignified humanity and concrete in every sense. Heroism is not in their vocabulary, but they are all well grounded in everyday life. His religious paintings are rarer, but we should at least mention The Last Supper "Ultima cena" in the parish church at Romano in Lombardy.

5 Giovanni Battista Moroni Paintings

Portrait of a Man (The Tailor), c.1565/70 by Giovanni Battista Moroni | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man (The Tailor) c.1565/70

Oil Painting
$1677
Canvas Print
$58.73
SKU: MGB-3176
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Original Size: 99.5 x 77 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Don Gabriel de la Cueva, Count of Albuquerque, 1560 by Giovanni Battista Moroni | Painting Reproduction

Don Gabriel de la Cueva, Count of Albuquerque 1560

Oil Painting
$2577
Canvas Print
$59.85
SKU: MGB-3177
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Original Size: 114.8 x 90.8 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Portrait of Prospero Alessandri, 1560 by Giovanni Battista Moroni | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Prospero Alessandri 1560

Oil Painting
$2178
Canvas Print
$60.12
SKU: MGB-4020
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Original Size: 105 x 84 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Portrait of a Man, c.1565 by Giovanni Battista Moroni | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man c.1565

Oil Painting
$1295
Canvas Print
$65.66
SKU: MGB-4021
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Original Size: 57.5 x 50 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Portrait of a Man and a Boy (Count Alborghetti & Son), c.1545/50 by Giovanni Battista Moroni | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man and a Boy (Count Alborghetti & Son) c.1545/50

Oil Painting
$2538
SKU: MGB-4022
Giovanni Battista Moroni
Original Size: 98 x 83.5 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

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