Giulio Romano

c. 1499-1546 Italy-Mannerism

 

Brief Biography-Giulio Romano the artist and architect from Rome trained in the atelier of Raphael. When Raphael died he completed a number of his works in the Vatican along with Giovanfrancesco, called Il Fattore Penni, who was also a disciple of Raphael.

In 1522, he moved to Mantua at the behest of Federico Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua. There he painted frescos in the Palazzo Te which are amongst his most renowned works. He constructed the Palazzo from old stables and was helped with the frescos by his pupils Benedetto Pagni and Rinaldo Mantovano. He also undertook several architectural works in the city on churches and the ducal palace.

When Federico Gonzaga, died his brother the cardinal, kept Giulio on in Mantua to complete numerous works. When Antonio San Gallo the architect died in Rome the deputies of the Works Department at Saint Peter’s summoned Giulio to Rome but the cardinal prevented him from leaving. Giulio’s family didn’t want him to leave but Giulio wished to end his career in Rome. However, his health was failing at this time and he died shortly after the request from Rome. He was only fifty four years of age and was missed dearly by all who knew his work in Mantua.

 

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adoration of the
shepherds

adoration of the shepherds

chariot
of the sun

chariot of the sun

jupiter seducing
olympias

 jupiter seducing olympias

madonna
and child

madonna and child


polyphemus

polyphemus

portrait of dona
isabel de requesens

portrait of dona isabel de requesens

portrait of giulio
romano by titian

portrait of giulio romano by titian

portrait of isabella
d'este

portrait of isabella d'este

river landscape
with springs

river landscape with springs

the birth of diana
and apollo

 the birth of diana and apollo

the fall of
the giants

the fall of the giants

woman
at toilet

woman at toilet