Moroni, Giovanni Battista jōvän´nē bät-tē´stä mōrô´nē [key]
, c.1524–1578, Italian portrait painter of the Brescian school; pupil of Il Moretto
. Surpassing his teacher in the ability to capture the expression of the model, Moroni excelled in portraying with tasteful intimacy the aristocratic men and women of his day. He depicted them realistically but with a Venetian flair for style. He was also the first to paint the period's full-length portraits of a standing man and another of a standing woman. There are notable examples of his art in the National Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum; the Philadelphia Museum; and the Uffizi.
See museum catalogs by A. Braham (1978), P. Humfrey, ed. (2000), and A. Ng et al. (2019).
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