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Giovanni Andrea Gilio da Fabriano

(d. 1584)


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(d. 1584), Italian art theorist who articulated the position taken by the Council of Trent on the subject of art. His Dialogo degli errori della pittura (1564), which was dedicated to Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, inveighed against nudity in pictures and enjoined artists to conform to biblical sources and official dogma.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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