Milan 1495 - 1521
250,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
Giampietrino is recorded in Leonardo’s studio in the late 1490s and worked in Lombardy all his life. Giampietrino produced both semi-erotic female nudes masquerading as classical heroines and intensely religiose devotional works from small, domestic panels to large, multifigural altarpieces. He was not ‘scientific’ in the way his master was and his chief characteristic is a soft, direct soulfulness.
Top 3 auction prices
Milan, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Sotto il segno di Leonardo, 15 May 2015 – 28 September 2015. Curated by Federica Manoli and Ludovica Landoni.
Pavia, Castella Visconteo, Leonardeschi : da Foppa a Giampietrino ; dipinti dall’Ermitage di San Pietroburgo e dei Musei Civici di Pavia, 12 March – 10 July 2011. Curated by Tatiana Kustodieva and Susanna Zatti.
Cremona, Museo Civico Ala Ponzone, Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy, 14 February – 2 May 2004; travelled to New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 27 May – 15 August 2004. Curated by Andrea Bayer, Mina Gregori and Ivana Iotta.
Books on Giampietrino
Pietro C. Marani, ‘Giovan Pietro Rizzoli, called Giampietrino’ in The Legacy of Leonardo, 1998.
C. Geddo, “Le Pale d’altare di Giampietrino: ipotesi per un percorso stilistico”, Arte lombarda, 101,1992, pp. 67-82.
G.P. Lomazzo, Trattato dell’arte della pittura, Milan, 1954.