Francesco Primaticcio

Italian 1504-1570 Francesco Primaticcio Gallery Born in Bologna, he trained under Giulio Romano in Mantua and became a pupil of Innocenzo da Imola, executing decorations at the Palazzo Te before securing a position in the court of Francis I of France in 1532. Together with Rosso Fiorentino he was one of the leading artists to work at the Chateau Fontainebleau (where he is grouped with the so-called "First School of Fontainebleau") spending much of his life there. Following Rosso's death in 1540, Primaticcio took control of the artistic direction at Fontainebleau, furnishing the painters and stuccators of his team, such as Nicol?? dell'Abate, with designs. He made cartoons for tapestry-weavers and, like all 16th-century court artists, was called upon to design elaborate ephemeral decorations for masques and f??tes, which survive only in preparatory drawings and, sometimes, engravings. François trusted his eye and sent him back to Italy on buying trips in 1540 and again in 1545. In Rome, part of Primaticcio's commission was to take casts of the best Roman sculptures in the papal collections, some of which were cast in bronze to decorate the parterres at Fontainebleau.[1] Primaticcio retained his position as court painter to François' heirs, Henri II and François II. His masterpiece, the Salle d'Hercule at Fontainebleau, occupied him and his team from the 1530s to 1559. Primaticcio's crowded Mannerist compositions and his long-legged canon of beauty influenced French art for the rest of the century. Primaticcio turned to architecture towards the end of his life, his greatest work being the Valois Chapel at the Abbey of Saint-Denis, although this was not completed until after his death and was destroyed in 1719.

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Francesco Primaticcio Danae oil painting


Danae
Painting ID::  2164
Artist: Francesco Primaticcio
Painting: Danae
Introduction: c1533-40 Chateau de Fontainebleau
   
   
     

Francesco Primaticcio Detail of the Bedchamber of the Duchess d'Estampes oil painting


Detail of the Bedchamber of the Duchess d'Estampes
Painting ID::  30489
Artist: Francesco Primaticcio
Painting: Detail of the Bedchamber of the Duchess d'Estampes
Introduction: mk68 Fresco and high-relief stucco c.1532 France
   
   
     

Francesco Primaticcio The Rape of Helene oil painting


The Rape of Helene
Painting ID::  32484
Artist: Francesco Primaticcio
Painting: The Rape of Helene
Introduction: 1530-39 Oil on canvas, 155 x 188 cm
   
   
     

Francesco Primaticcio The Holy family with St.Elisabeth and St.John t he Baptist oil painting


The Holy family with St.Elisabeth and St.John t he Baptist
Painting ID::  40362
Artist: Francesco Primaticcio
Painting: The Holy family with St.Elisabeth and St.John t he Baptist
Introduction: mk156 1541-43 Oil on slate 43.5x31cm
   
   
     

Francesco Primaticcio The Holy Family with Sts Elisabeth and John the Baptist oil painting


The Holy Family with Sts Elisabeth and John the Baptist
Painting ID::  50996
Artist: Francesco Primaticcio
Painting: The Holy Family with Sts Elisabeth and John the Baptist
Introduction: 1541-43 Oil on slate, 43,5 x 31 cm
   
   
     

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     Italian 1504-1570 Francesco Primaticcio Gallery Born in Bologna, he trained under Giulio Romano in Mantua and became a pupil of Innocenzo da Imola, executing decorations at the Palazzo Te before securing a position in the court of Francis I of France in 1532. Together with Rosso Fiorentino he was one of the leading artists to work at the Chateau Fontainebleau (where he is grouped with the so-called "First School of Fontainebleau") spending much of his life there. Following Rosso's death in 1540, Primaticcio took control of the artistic direction at Fontainebleau, furnishing the painters and stuccators of his team, such as Nicol?? dell'Abate, with designs. He made cartoons for tapestry-weavers and, like all 16th-century court artists, was called upon to design elaborate ephemeral decorations for masques and f??tes, which survive only in preparatory drawings and, sometimes, engravings. François trusted his eye and sent him back to Italy on buying trips in 1540 and again in 1545. In Rome, part of Primaticcio's commission was to take casts of the best Roman sculptures in the papal collections, some of which were cast in bronze to decorate the parterres at Fontainebleau.[1] Primaticcio retained his position as court painter to François' heirs, Henri II and François II. His masterpiece, the Salle d'Hercule at Fontainebleau, occupied him and his team from the 1530s to 1559. Primaticcio's crowded Mannerist compositions and his long-legged canon of beauty influenced French art for the rest of the century. Primaticcio turned to architecture towards the end of his life, his greatest work being the Valois Chapel at the Abbey of Saint-Denis, although this was not completed until after his death and was destroyed in 1719.