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BARTOLOMMEO VIVARINI

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 152 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARTOLOMMEO

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VIVARINI  iS known to have worked from 1450 to 1499 . He learned oil-
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painting from Antonello da
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Messina, and is said to have produced, in 1473, the first oil picture done in Venice . This is in the church of S . Giovanni e Paolo—a large altar-piece in nine divisions, representing Augustine and other saints . Most of his
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works, however, including one in the
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National Gallery, are in tempera . His outline is always hard, and his colour good; the figures have much dignified and devout expression . As " vivarino " means in
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Italian a goldfinch, he sometimes drew a goldfinch as the signature of his pictures .

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