Rosso, Giovanni Battista di Jacopo

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Rosso, Giovanni Battista di Jacopo called Rosso Fiorentino (1494–1540). Florentine painter and decorative artist, a pioneer of Mannerism in France. From 1530 he was established at Fontainebleau, where he worked for François Ier (1494–1547), and, with Primaticcio, can be credited with the creation of the Fontainebleau School of decoration (as in the Galerie François Ier). He probably worked as an architect too (he, or Primaticcio, may have designed the doorway to the Pavillon des Armes, facing the Jardin de Diane at Fontainbleau (c.1530), the earliest piece of Egyptianizing architecture in France).

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