Renaissance painter Giorgione is admired for his sensuous and sophisticated scenes. One painting attributed to the artist, which is titled Pastoral Scene (F�te Champ�tre), is a delicious and fleshy feast for the eyes and mind. Another of the artist's memorable works is his Sleeping Venus. In addition, Giorgione also painted magnificent landscape backgrounds. This can be seen in the dramatic landscape of The Tempest, as well as in the backdrops of some of his other paintings.
To learn more about Giorgione and his paintings, select a title and click on one (or more) of the links above. And if you want to know even more about the artist, his life, and his work, there are recommended books on the pages of this section.
History of Italian Renaissance Art
In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.