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Venice and the North

examines some of the works that were painted by artists from northern Italy, areas in modern-day Lombardy and the Veneto that were largely under Venetian control in the sixteenth century. In Lombardy in particular, patrons and painters shared a preference for detailed, realistic works. In part this may reflect the conservatism of provincial buyers who were unfamiliar with sophisticated and "progressive" urban styles, or it may simply express a more rural sensibility. (National Gallery of Art)

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Cariani, 'A Concert,' c. 1518-1520.  Bequest of Lore Heinemann in memory of her husband, Dr. Rudolf J. Heinemann -- 1997.57.2

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