Lorenzo Lotto was born in Venice in around 1480 but worked in Treviso and Bergamo in Northern Italy as well as in the Marche. Towards the end of his life he settled in
Loreto. He became a lay brother in the Monastery of the Holy House in 1554 and died there in 1556.
Lotto's works were strikingly original and often surprisingly inventive. In the words of Frederick Hartt: "he could ring a surprising number of changes ...
running from extreme naturalism, through attempts at the bizarre that reflect an interest in the Manneristic movements of Central Italy, to exultant lyricism of mood and color".
Here are some of the places in the Marche where you can see his works:
- ANCONA - Pinacoteca civica - Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints (1538)
- ANCONA - Church of San Francesco alle Scale - Assumption (1555)
- CINGOLI - Pinacoteca civica - Madonna of the Rosary (1539).
- JESI - Pinacoteca civica - Deposition (1512), S.Lucia Altarpiece (1532).
- LORETO - Basilica of the Holy House - Presentation at the Temple
- MOGLIANO - (29 km S of Macerata) Parish Church - Assumption (1548)
- MONTE SAN GIUSTO - (15 km SE of Macerata) Church of Santa Maria in Telusiano - Crucifixion
- RECANATI - Villa Colloredo-Mels - Polyptych of San Domenico (1508); Transfiguration (c1512); Annunciation (c1528).