Paolo Farinati

Picture of Paolo Farinati

Citizenship: Italy


Paolo Farinati (Italian Paolo Farinati, ca. 1524 Verona -.. 1606 approx.) - Italian painter, engraver and architect, one of the leading painters of the XVI century Verona. He painted in the style of Mannerism, worked mainly in Verona, and Venice, Mantua, Padua and other cities.

He was a contemporary of the famous artists of Italy - Paolo Veronese and Giulio Romano. Their work has had a profound impact on razvitiehudozhestvennogo Farinati talent. According to Giorgio Vasari, his first teacher was his father Giovanni Battista (Italian Giovanni Battista.), Later worked under Farinati Nicolo Dzholfino (Italian Nicol & # 242;. Giolfino) and probably Antonio Badillo. The first major work was the altar of the cathedral of Mantua.

Initially Farinati style was formed under the influence of Giulio Romano, he later adopted the style of Paolo Veronese. The extraordinary inventiveness in the composition, drawing courage, sinning, however, the lack of correctness, diversity and harmony of the warm color make up the main advantages of portable frescoes and paintings Farinati.

The most important fresco works of the artist are in the Verona church of San Giorgio Maggiore ( "Multiplication of the loaves," the most successful of his works), Santa Mapia-in-Organic, San Giovanni in Fonte and San Nazaro, as well as palazzo Countess Gvarenti and on the facade of the palazzo Kamotstsini in Verona. Farinati created several sculptures and a variety of engravings of biblical and mythological scenes. From engravings reproducing his own compositions, the most remarkable "Venus and Cupid", "St. s. John on a cloud, "" St. Mary Magdalene "and" Up. Peter".