Andrea Meldola or Meldolla, renamed Schiavone for being born in Dalmatia, had the undisputed merit of inventing a new Venetian Renaissance painting style that saw many admirers among his colleagues, in particular he represented a point of reference for Domenico Tintoretto, Carracci and El Greco.

He was born between 1510 and 1515 into a family from Romagna, precisely from Meldola and residing in the Dalmatian city because of the work done by Andrea's father: the head of the family, in fact, was an official of the Serenissima in Zara.

Although the information about his life is inaccurate and uncertain, it is assumed that he moved at a young age to Venice where he studied to become a painter and engraver; in the lagoon city he left relevant evidence of his work in churches and public offices. Certainly, he was already a mature painter in 1540, the year in which Giorgio Vasari commissioned him to create the work Battaglia, now sadly lost, destined for Ottaviano de 'Medici. Vasari himself wrote, in the 1568 edition of Vite, of the final product: "... it was the best that Andrea Schiavone ever made and truly beautiful".

Continue reading:

More than an unlimited access

7,99€ per month, or 59€ per year

Invest in culture, in beauty, in a better future.
You can unsubscribe whenever you want.


Get the most, make a better future.

Content you can trust.
Before being published, each content is checked on multiple sources, choosing among the most reliable at the time of verification. We also periodically review the contents already published, so that they are as updated and reliable as possible.
Videos like a movie.
We work our videos like a movie: high definition, professional soundtracks, post-production and color treatment. Our most recent production also offers you video in 4K and Dolby Vision (out in 2022).
Amazing photos.
If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, a beautiful picture is priceless. We produce and involve using the highest quality photographs, involving, environmental, panoramic, reportage, color and black and white.
Getting lost is nice, if you find yourself later.
Each content is geolocated. This means that we have mapped every content and that thanks to us you can get there, punctually, with the maps of your smartphone or tablet. And thanks to Sestante, our proximity engine, we also tell you what is around you and what is nearby at what you are reading.
You are part of a virtuous movement.
We have always worked to return value, to people, to the territory, to the future of all of us. Every day we work to improve our positive impact on the world around us, with a concrete commitment called Venipedia virtuosa. Your subscription helps to make all this possible, to give us the possibility to expand the range of action more and more, supporting deserving realities. For example, innovative decarbonization projects, reforestation projects, local projects that have something to say and generate a positive impact.
No advertising, no personal tracking.
Since its birth we have wanted a clean, ad-free design without distractions. We do not share your personal data with third parties, we do not track what you do and we only use anonymous aggregate data to understand how to make Venipedia better every day.

Do you want to have a taste?

You're right, better to deepen: you can do it with our Open Access contents and touch with hand, or with a full 7 days access at €1,99.

Read also