Giorgione di Castelfranco is one of the outstanding Italian talents of the High Renaissance and one of the best students of the Venetian school of painting. Born in 1476 in a small town near Venice.
Being a pupil of the eminent Giovanni Bellini, the young talent absorbed all the wealth and depth of his hot color, surpassing his mentor in this. Giorgio was one of the first Italian painters to devote a special place in his work to mythological and religious paintings.
The main theme of his works was, of course, the beloved and beautiful Venice.
He inherited the basics of the Early Renaissance, striving for the harmony of color nuances, the correspondence of all elements and gradation of lighting.
The painting "Three Philosophers" is one of the significant works of the artist.
Three men of different age levels, depicted in the picture, are in no way similar to each other in character or temperament. Even outwardly they differ from each other. They are united by only one thing - the enjoyment of the enchanting sounds of nature.
The lyrical image embodied in a young man sitting on a stone in a white shirt and dark green cloak is so unique that it is impossible not to notice the resemblance to the author.
The color and composition of colors are characteristic of the style of the master. Three ledges of rock, on which the characters stand, is a symbol of the three stages of the development of philosophy.
Two standing figures of men in robes with powerful vertical folds, saturate with emotions of peace. The dark rock, on the left, harmoniously balances the right side of the picture, where the philosophers gathered.
One of the leading roles here is played by the rock and the cave in it, which occupies most of the canvas. It is to her that the gaze of the youth is fixed, which is closest to her.
However, Giorgione lived a short but eventful life, and a year after the presentation of the painting “Three Philosophers”, he contracted the plague and died.
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