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Giulio Romano | Artistic Heir to the Divine Raphael

Giulio Romano

Giulio Romano

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Giulio Romano (ca. 1499-1546) was an Italian Renaissance painter working in the Mannerist style of the sixteenth century. Giulio Romano's birth name was Giulio di Pietro de'Gianuzzi or Giulio Pippi. As a child Giulio Romano entered Raphael's workshop as an apprentice. Upon Raphael's death in 1520, Giulio Romano and another apprentice, Gianfrancesco Penni, became Raphael's artistic heirs completing many of Raphael unfinished works.

Four years after Raphael's death, Giulio Romano arrived in Mantua to work for the Gonzaga duchy. In 1496, Giulio Romano was joined by Penni. Giulio Romano remained in Mantua until his demise. Giulio Romano designed and decorated the extravagant ducal palace known as the Palazzo del Te, and it is considered to be one of Romano's most important works. His Sala dei Giganti (Hall of Giants) is an illusionistic masterpiece done in trompe l'oeil.

Among Giulio Romano's pupils were Francesco Bacchiacca, Niccolo dell'Abbate and Brusasorci. Francesco Primaticcio was one of Giulio Romano's studio assistants.

Brenda Harness, Art Historian

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