Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo dal Ponte) - The Adoration of the Kings -

Jacopo Bassano


Jacopo Da Ponte, called Bassano, is recognized as one of the greatest and most incisive interpreters of the sixteenth century Venetian painting, master of great originality alongside other artists of his time, able to develop a keen artistic experimentation, and to express in his works a strong emotional bond with his land.

Moving from his naturalism of the early years, Bassano soon abandoned the representation of reality, getting inspired by the new manners of art in central Italy, and then arriving at a unique style, characterized by an intense and highly expressive use of light.

His hometown, together with the profile of Monte Grappa, provided a background for many of his paintings. In this flourishing centre of the Venetian mainland Jacopo established his workshop, that continued and thrived for over a century after his death by his sons and descendants.