Sala VIII
First Floor

Hall VIII

GIORGIONE AND THE BIRTH OF THE “MODERN MANNER” IN VENICE

In little more than ten years’ activity, Giorgione profoundly influenced the Veneto school of painting, renewing both its style and its themes. This is amply demonstrated in two of the painter’s masterpieces, both from the Vendramin collection, that are housed in the Gallerie: The Tempest and The Old Woman. Giorgione’s experimental language, aiming to abandon traditional representational conventions and concentrating on the potential of colour in rendering the natural, was fundamental in the development of artists of the calibre of Tiziano Vecellio (or Titian, as he is known in English) and Sebastiano del Piombo, some of whose youthful works can be seen in this hall.

Works on display in this hall
Giorgio o Zorzi da Castelfranco detto Giorgione
Artwork on loan
Giorgio o Zorzi da Castelfranco detto Giorgione
Giorgio o Zorzi da Castelfranco detto Giorgione
Giorgio o Zorzi da Castelfranco detto Giorgione
Giorgio o Zorzi da Castelfranco detto Giorgione
Sebastiano Luciani detto Sebastiano del Piombo (attribuito)