|DAY 135||A PICTURE’S WORTH 1000 200 WORDS|
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 ...