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He is mentioned in a poem written in 509, where his 1 name is coupled with 34 of Perreal, and his name appears in the royal accounts from 15 16 onwards. He seems to have died about 1541. Few works which can certainly be attributed to him survive: one is the portrait of Mme de Canaples which is now in the National Gallery of Scotland. This can be identified because it is based on a drawing now at Chantilly, one of a group connected to Jean Clouet by a chain of circumstantial evidence. These give us the feeling that, despite his Flemish origins, Jean Clouet had been touched by the ideas of the Italian High Renaissance.

For for the latest 35 22, 23 Rosso's early works are religious paintings - moving, tight-strung, 1 523 he went to Rome, where he of 'grotesque' ornament, combining animal and vegetable forms and ancient Roman motifs, which Raphael and his workshop had evolved for the Vatican. Rome was sacked in 1 527 by Imperial troops, and Rosso fled. He spent three years of increasing financial difficulty, moving from one town to another. Eventually, he arrived in Venice and met the celebrated humanist neurotic in the fashion of the time.

If Caravaggio was a device, a 5i 43 realist, classicist. But it is imfrom the new manner which the excesses of Mannerism. Direct- Carracci has usually been defined as a possible to exclude the notion of realism Carracci evolved in revolt against ness ity was among Carracci's aims, but a for concepts which were more balanced personal- to be very important to European painting, which can serve as a setting for The Flight into Egypt, painted for the Chapel of the Palazzo Aldobrandini between 1600 and 1604, shows that this type of painting was already fully developed in his hands.

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