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Pordenone, Giovanni Antonio de

Giovanni Antonio de Pordenone (jōvän´nē äntô´nyō dā pōrdānô´nā), c.1484–1539, Venetian painter. His real name was Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis. He studied in Venice and probably in Rome c.1515. Strong elements of Raphael and Michelangelo are present in his works at the churches of Treviso, Cortemaggiore, Piacenza, and Terlizzi. In Venice his services were in great demand for the decorating of Venetian palaces. Most of his Venetian frescoes have perished. Some of his paintings are in the National Gallery, London; the Brera, Milan; the Philadelphia Museum; and in Vienna.

See study by C. E. Cohen (2 vol., 1997).

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