Bordone, Paris pä´rēs bōrdô´nā [key], 1500–1571, Venetian painter of the Renaissance; pupil of Titian. Skillful in his use of color, he was particularly interested in variations of texture in fabric, as seen in his numerous portraits (Brera, Milan; National Gall., London; Louvre; Uffizi; and Vienna). Bordone's conception of space changed from a precise rendering of architectural settings in his famous Fisherman Presenting the Ring to the Doge (Academy, Venice) to a more contorted mannerist treatment in Christ and the Doctors (Gardner Mus., Boston) and the Gloria (Academy, Venice). He created many sensual mythological paintings, including Diana and Minerva at the Forge of Vulcan (National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C.).
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