Palma Vecchio (1480-1528) was an artist during the period of the Italian High Renaissance.
Palma Vecchio Summary:
- Born Jacopo Palma (also known as Jacopo Negretti), he changed his name to Palma Vecchio (Palma the Elder) to distinguish himself from his artist-nephew Palma il Giovane (Palma the Younger).
- He specialized in sacra conversazione or two or more unrelated religious figures grouped together in one scene.
- He is also known for his half-length portraits of women, usually depicted as beautiful blondes.
- He painted altarpieces and frescoes as well.
- He drew inspiration from the masters who came before him including Michelangelo and Titian.
Palma Vecchio Famous Paintings:
- Portrait of a Poet (undated)
- Young Woman in a Blue Dress, With fan (1512-1514)
- Allegory (1515)
- Nymphs Bathing (1525-1528)
- A Blonde Woman (ca. 1520)
- Judith (1525-1528)