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Dosso Dossi
 

 

 
 
Dosso Dossi

(b ?Ferrara, c. 1490; d Ferrara, 1541–2).

Although responsive to a wide range of outside influences, the most important of which were probably those of Giorgione in Venice and Raphael in Rome, he was an artist of great originality with a strong feeling for effects of light and colour. Landscape plays a prominent and highly expressive role in his work. He was employed, as were also the poets Matteomaria Boiardo (?1441–94) and Ludovico Ariosto, at the court of Ferrara, which was internationally renowned for its culture, especially its musical life and collections of art: one of his best-known works is an illustration of a magical scene from Ariosto’s poetry, Melissa (1520s; Rome, Gal. Borghese), a painting of opulent colour and texture.

 
 


Allegory of Fortune

 

 

 


Laura Pisani



 


Saint George


 


Witchcraft (Allegory of Hercules)

c. 1535
Oil on canvas, 143 x 144 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
 

 


Mythological Scene


 

Aeneas at the Entrance to the Elysian Fields
1520



 

A Man embracing a Woman
1524


 

Lamentation over the Body of Christ
1517


 

The Adoration of the Kings
1530


 


Przebudzenie Wenus



 

Bacchanal of Men
National Gallery, London


 

Allegory of Music



 


Bacchanale


 


Hercules and the Pygmies
1535

 

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