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Luca Cambiaso

1527–1585

Late Renaissance Painter and Draftsman

Stylistically influenced by the following painters;  Raphael, Tintoretto, and Correggio 

Founder of the Genoese school

Luca Cambiaso was also known as Lucchetto da Genova. He was born into a family of  talented artists. his father was one of the most famous painters in Genoa.  He started working as a painter while still a youth and continued working until his death at 48. The Renaissance was a exciting time to be an artist. According to author Clive Bell "The art of the High Renaissance was conditioned by the demands of its patrons. There is nothing odd about that; it is a recognized stage in the rake's progress. The patrons of the Renaissance wanted plenty of beauty of the kind dear to the impressionable stock-jobber. Only, the plutocrats of the sixteenth century had a delicacy and magnificence of taste which would have made the houses and manners of modern stock-jobbers intolerable to them. Renaissance millionaires could be vulgar and brutal, but they were great gentlemen. They were neither illiterate cads nor meddlesome puritans, nor even saviors of society. Yet, if we are to understand the amazing popularity of Titian's and of Veronese's women, we must take note of their niceness to kiss and obvious willingness to be kissed. That beauty for which can be substituted the word "desirableness," and that insignificant beauty which is the beauty of gems, were in great demand. Imitation was wanted, too; for if pictures are to please as suggestions and mementoes, the objects that suggest and remind must be adequately portrayed."




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