Italian painter and etcher (original name Andrea Meldolla). His nickname "Schiavone" means Slav, reflecting the fact that he came from Zara, Dalmatia (then under Venetian jurisdiction). He worked mainly in Venice, where he was on friendly terms with Titian
(who along with Parmigianino
was one of the main influences on his style). His most characteristic works were small-scale religious or mythological scenes for private patrons in a vigorous, painterly style.
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