Giorgione, responsible. Giorgio da Castelfranco Barbarella or Zorzi di Castelfranco [1] (b. In 1478 or 1479 in Castelfranco Veneto, d. Before October 25, 1510 in Venice) – Italian painter of the Renaissance period.

The life and work of Giorgione, we know very little. It is one of the most enigmatic artists of the modern era. It is known that he was born in Castelfranco Veneto, and was a student of Giovanni Bellini. Had an influence on other painters with whom he met, among others, Titian and Sebastian del Piombo. He died prematurely during the plague.

He was one of the main representatives and mature artists of the Renaissance of Venetian painting, pursuing a master its foundation color. Great master of color and light. The representative colourism Venetian temporary observer states of nature and the world.

In his paintings of Giorgione implements a new concept to present appearances of nature, based on the color, which develop and complement the great successor, as Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto and, without prejudice to the general assumptions. It consisted in the expression of all the most important features of visual object structure, and therefore the solid modeling and its place in space and atmosphere, light and spatial depth, using the colors of varying intensity of colors and different temperatures.

Giorgione, followed by the other Venetians, unifying element for the recognized color. The plane of the image is covered with patches of color system, linear systems are complementary color structure, in more extreme cases, are unnecessary. This way of shaping is based more on impressions kolorystyczno-light than a recital. Titian painting can be seen by observing how the color forming agents enriched, gradually eliminating the role of the line and not based on the color of chiaroscuro modeling, limiting the illusionism show. Finally, this way the formation is defined as the tone or tone of the image. In painting Giorgione all these assumptions are broadly implemented. However, did not come to such radical solutions as Titian paintings in the last of his long life.

Until today there are not any signed and dated work of Giorgione. Large discrepancies have raised the number of works attributed to him (5 to 40). Created paintings on religious themes: Madonna and Child with Saints Francis Liberius and called. Castelfranco Madonna, Judith, mythological: Sleeping Venus (finished by Titian), Venus resting, portraits and allegorical, and difficult to interpret figurative compositions in the landscape: Storm, Three philosophers, Pastoral Concert. The landscape paintings of Giorgione is not merely a background scene, but creates an all-encompassing space; in the spirit of the Renaissance, a man in his paintings is in perfect harmony with nature. Giorgione paintings are characterized by a harmonious fusion of form submitted with the landscape, soft modeling, lyricism and moodiness suggesting symbolic and allegorical content. Sought to symbiosis of painting, music and poetry. His innovation, in addition to the recognition of the landscape, as manifested in the presentation of the female act. In the image of a naked woman Sleeping Venus, for the first time in modern painting, became the main and only subject of a painting.

Authorship of many works of Giorgione is disputed, adopt the view of the existence of the circle of Giorgione (ie. Giorgioneschi), consisting of admirers and followers of the artist.