Il Sodoma (1477-1549)

Giovanni Antonio dei Bazzi Sodoma, also named Il Sodoma, was an Italian painter of the Lombard school who was born in Varallo in 1479 and died at Vienna in 1554.

He was a painter of frescoes considered powerful and of vivid colours, among which the most remarkable are: "The Life of Saint Benedict", "The Flagellation of Christ", "The Deposition from the Cross" (1514, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Siena), "The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine" (1540, Galleria Nazionale d Arte Antica, Rome).

e.g. Tintoretto, Pieta, etc.
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