Bartolomeo Passerotti

Bartolomeo Passerotti
Born 1529
Bologna
Died 1592
Nationality Italian
Field Painting
Movement Mannerism

Bartolomeo Passarotti (1529 – 1592) was an Italian painter of the mannerist period, who worked mainly in his native Bologna.

He traveled to Rome in the mid-16th century, where he worked under Girolamo Vignola and Taddeo Zuccari. Upon returning to Bologna, he accumulated a large studio, and influenced many Bolognese who would later play a role in the rise of the Baroque. Annibale Carracci (whose brother Agostino studied with Passarotti) was influenced by Passarotti's genre scenes in a select set of paintings (such as The Beaneater and The Butcher's Shop, the latter being originally attributed to Passarotti). Lucio Massari and Francesco Brizzi were among his pupils. Four of Passarotti's sons, including Ventura, Aurelio, Tiburzio, and Passarotto were painters.

His name is also spelled Passerotti or Passarotto.

References

  • Getty ULAN entry.

External links

  • , an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Passarotti (see cat. no. 11)

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