One of the most remarkable painters of history was Giorgio da Castelfranco, called Giorgione. He was called Big George by his contemporaries. He was born about 1477 or 1478 in a picturesque old city of humble origin, the son of a peasant. As a boy Giorgione came to Venice and studied painting in the studio of Giovanni Bellini. He was noted for his personal beauty and his musical tastes and was a welcome guest in distinguished circles. (1477-1510)
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