BASTIANI, Lazzaro
(b. ca. 1430, Venezia, d. ca. 1512, Venezia)

Biography

Italian painter, active in Venice. In his early maturity, Bastiani can be described as close to the manner of Bartolomeo Vivarini and Andrea del Castagno. Subsequently, his painting moved nearer to that of Gentile Bellini, albeit in a more archaising taste, as may be observed in the almost rigid figures and the strictly defined and delimited spaces.