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.
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.