The portrait of “Antonio Broccardo” was created by the artist Giorgione supposedly after 1508. The size of the painting is 73 x 54 cm, canvas, oil. Portraits of Giorgione are a kind of synthesis of an ideal and living concrete person. One of the most characteristic is his remarkable portrait of Antonio Brocardo.
In the painting, the artist clearly, accurately and clearly conveyed the individual portrait features of a noble youth, but they are clearly relaxed, subordinated to the image of a perfect person. The free movement of the young man’s hand, the energy felt in the body half-hidden under the loose-wide attire, the noble beauty of the pale-sour face, the head inclined on the strong and slender neck, the beauty of the contour of the elastically outlined mouth, the pensive dreaminess of the gaze staring into the distance and away from the viewer’s eyes this creates a full, noble power of the image of a person grasped by a deep, clear-quiet mind.
The soft curve of the bay with the motionless waters, the silent mountainous coast with solemnly quiet buildings form a landscape background, which, as always with the artist Giorgione, does not unintentionally repeat the rhythm and mood of the main figure, but as if indirectly resonated with this mood.