(b. 1480, Luino, d. 1532, Milano)
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist-
Oil on panel, 62 x 51 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Bernardino Luini was a close follower of Leonardo da Vinci. He repeated Leonardo's favourite themes and types, making virtuoso use of sfumato, the soft misty chiaroscuro which seems to surround objects. This painting, its contours blurred by delicate shadows, is one of his works most indebted to Leonardo.
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