By Adriana Baranello

Iacopo di Antonio Negretti, known better as Jacopo Palma il Giovane  or simply Palma Giovane, died on 14 October 1628. He was the grand-nephew of Palma Vecchio (Jacopo Palma 1480-1528). Palma Giovane was a Mannerist painter who, after the death of Tintoretto, became the most important painter in Venice.

Palma Giovane was a prolific painter, influenced by the Venetian School and by central Italian Mannerism. He worked in the Doge’s Palace with Veronese and Tintoretto and Veronese, and completed large paintings cycles for numerous Venetian Schools and Churches.

Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.

Portrait of Saint Pope Pius V, oil on canvas, Museum of Chianciano, Chianciano.

Virgin and Child with Saints, 1580-81, oil on canvas, Church of San Giacomo dall’Orio, Venice.

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