Giulio Campagnola

(c. 1482—1518)

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(b Padua, c.1482; d Venice, c.1518).

Italian artist, active mainly as an engraver. He was the son of a humanist scholar, and is said to have been skilled in ancient languages and in music. After working at the Gonzaga court in Mantua and the Este court in Ferrara, by 1507 he had moved to Venice. It is with this city that he is chiefly associated, his engravings of idyllic landscape subjects playing a major role in spreading the style of Giorgione and Titian. His many copies after Dürer likewise disseminated knowledge of this artist in Italy. Giulio's pupil and adopted son, Domenico (b ?Venice, c.1500; d Padua, 10 Dec. 1564), was also a printmaker, but his preferred medium was woodcut rather than engraving. In addition he sold his drawings (mainly landscapes) as finished compositions, sometimes passing them off as the work of Titian. In about 1520 he settled in Padua and became one of the city's leading painters, as well as continuing his activities as printmaker and draughtsman.

Subjects: Art.

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