In this article we deal with the famous painter Giorgione, an important exponent of the Venetian school, born in Castelfranco Veneto.

Not much is known about the famous painter Giorgione, whose real name corresponds to Giorgio Zorzi; he rarely signed his works and, consequently, it was not always easy to reconstruct them and elaborate their symbols and meanings.
It is certain that he worked in Giovanni Bellini's workshop, where he learned the use of colors, the technique of their fusion and attention to landscapes.

The Famous Painter Giorgione

In any case, despite the scarcity of information, he is considered the founder of Venetian painting; painting characterized by a new and innovative style that welcomes decidedly more natural landscapes and styles and moves away from the rigid patterns of the fifteenth century.


The work, still kept inside the cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta e Liberale in Castelfranco Veneto, was commissioned by the Venetian leader Tuzio Costanzo to honor the death of his son who fell in battle.

The Castelfranco Painting - The Famous Painter Giorgione

The painting, which is clearly divided into two parts, represents the Madonna holding her Child seated on an elegant throne which, in turn, rests on a sarcophagus marked by the Costanzo family crest. Below, at his feet as two protectors, are St. Francis, with his simple robe, and San Nicasio with the flag representing the knights of Malta.

The background deserves particular attention, since it seems to want to divide the work even more clearly than what is already outlined by the characters. The lower and ground part, in fact, is characterized by a beautiful checkered floor in perspective, while the upper part (linked to the Madonna) is marked by a wide and deep landscape, wild and inhabited and, at times, almost heavenly.

On 10 December 1972 the shovel was stolen, only to be found after about three weeks; subsequently it underwent a long restoration and since 2006 it has finally been stable inside the Cathedral.


The storm, like many other works, can be divided into two parts. In the foreground, on the right, we see a half-naked woman intent on breastfeeding her newborn; his gaze, almost worried, seems to look directly at the viewer. On the left instead appears a man, almost certainly a soldier, intent on observing them, although there does not seem to be any sort of bond between the two.

The Storm - The Famous Painter Giorgione

Behind them, beyond that small piece of ruined wall still standing, a city appears in the distance (perhaps Castelfranco Veneto), just as it is about to be hit by a strong storm.

Since this work is still shrouded in mystery, there is no clear and unique interpretation: some historians, in fact, see the three protagonists as Adam and Eve holding little Cain in their arms, while others recognize in the scene the escape from Egypt of the Holy Family. In any case, the interpretation lies in the eyes of the viewer. The work is kept in the Accademia Galleries in Venice.


The work, currently preserved in the Accademia Galleries in Venice, is characterized by a dark background that highlights an elderly woman with a pink dress and a face marked by the passage of time.

The Old - The Famous Painter Giorgione

The woman, whose gray hair escapes a worn bonnet, looks at the viewer with an expression of pain and seems to want to leave him a clear message; in fact, in his right hand he holds a piece of paper with the words “Col Tempo”. Over the years, in fact, everyone will age, time will mark the bodies and potentially everyone will become like her.


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It is a territory to be explored and its beauty can be found everywhere


Also known as Marca Trevigiana, is characterized by a predominantly flat and highly developed territory, but is also enriched by small reliefs to the north embroidered by the famous vines and by the Grappa mount massif that oversees the entire area. It is a territory to be explored and its beauty can be found everywhere: in the paintings of the famous Giorgione and Tiziano, in the cycle paths of Montello, in the historical taverns along the Prosecco wine route and, finally, in the isolated beaches along the course of the Piave river. Among these lands, rich in resources and pretty villages, we will consider the famous typical products, such as wines, the symbols of the wars that have plowed the territory and the large cities that enhance the area. Plan your holidays in the province of Treviso, our tips, and the evocative photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.


The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.


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