Giovanni Battista Moroni (ca. 1520-1578) was a painter from the region of Bergamo, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. Long dismissed as a "mere portraitist" by top rank of art critics, he seems to be in vogue lately, with several major shows and publications over the past decade. I find the quality of his work uneven but I love some of it, including all the pictures shown here. Above, Portrait of a 29-Year-Old Man, 1567.
Portrait of a Girl of the Redetti Family, ca. 1570.
Portrait of Ercole Tasso, or, Titian's School Master. ca. 1575.
Jacopo Foscarino, 1575.
Portrait of a Young Woman, 1564-1570.
The Tailor, 1570-75.
Man Holding a Letter, ca. 1570.
A Senator, ca. 1570.
Portrait of a Nobleman, ca. 1570. After seeing that all of these dates are the same, I wonder if they are just made up by curators who randomly assign all of Moroni's best works to either 1570 or 1575.