MANSUETI, Giovanni
(known 1485-1526 in Venice)


Italian painter. Trained in the shop of Gentile Bellini, Mansueti distinguished himself for his large altarpieces and his treatment of religious subjects, such as the canvases in the series Scenes from the Life of St Mark for the Scuola Grande di San Marco in Venice (today dispersed in museums in Venice, Milan, and Vaduz). His masterpiece is the Miracle of the True Cross (now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice). This composition is crowded with figures set among fantastically conceived buildings that recall the world of Gentile Bellini and Carpaccio.

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