(born c. 1480, Venice [Italy]—died 1556, Loreto, Papal States) Italian painter. He worked in several cities other than Venice and developed an idiosyncratic style. His late Renaissance-style work exhibits a preference for opulent colours and a faculty for narrative painting. His nervous temperament is evident in such works as the Crucifixion in Monte San Giusto (1531), with its highly charged mysticism and crowded composition. Toward the end of his life (1554), he became a lay brother at the Santa Casa in Loreto to escape his critics and his debts. Though primarily a religious painter, he is best known today for his psychologically acute portraits.
Birth Place: Venice, Italy
Death Place: Loreto, Italy
Name: Lotto, Lorenzo or Lorenzo Lotto
Activity: Italian painter
Keywords: Venice, altarpiece, Lorenzo Lotto, Lotto, Lorenzo, portraiture, Late Renaissance, Italy, religious art, painting, Loreto, Italian
The painter Lorenzo Lotto was born in Venice and presumably had his artistic training there. Bernard Berenson has plausibly...
He was Venetian, but in addition to working in and around the Veneto, he is documented as working in the Vatican in 1509,...
He trained in the studio of Giovanni Bellini , probably alongside Giorgione and Titian , and later under Alvise Vivarini ...