Anselmo Canera

From Verona, as most of Palladio's collaborators, he was born around 1530 and finishes his pictorial apprenticeship in Giovanni Francesco Caroto's workshop. Among 1550 and 1560 he realizes - in collaboration with Bernardino India - the decoration of Thiene Palace in Vicenza and of villa Pojana in Pojana. Already in these juvenile operas the artist takes itself off from the soft and delicate language of India, being inspired rather by Giulio Romano and realizing figures strongly expressive and realistic.
He works afterward in some churches and palaces in Verona. The last opera of Canera is L'oltraggio al Faraone, dated 1584, that, in absence of other comparisons, consents us to collocate the artist death generically after this year.



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