O'Reilly logo

The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

image DAY 135 A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS

The Tempest

GIORGIONE, C. 1508

 

This oil painting is one of the few surviving works by an Italian Renaissance painter known as Giorgione (also known as Giorgio da Castelfranco). Most likely commissioned by a Venetian nobleman, the piece is considered by some to be one of the first landscape paintings in Western art. Also, it is often described as “poetic” and is widely praised for its success at evoking a mood—a novel achievement that influenced other Renaissance painters.

 

In general, Giorgione’s work is shrouded in mystery, but this piece in particular is a prime example of how art historians ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required