Bernardo Bitti () Madonna and Child (Virgen del pajarito) Oil on Canvas 48 x 38 cm. Museo Nacional de Arte, Bolivia Bernardo Bitti. BITTI, BERNARDO Jesuit painter; b. Camerino, Italy, ; d. Lima, Peru, Bitti took up painting at an early age. When he was 20, he joined the Society of. One of seven children born to Pablo and Cornelia Bitti, Bernardo Bitti commenced formal training in the arts at the age of 14 in Camerino and completed his.

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Bernardo Bitti – Wikidata

Bitti took up painting at an early age. When he was 20, he joined the Society of Jesus in Rome as a brother.

In the Jesuits went to Peru, where there was a need for religious who were skilled in trades and crafts. When word reached Rome from Lima that a painter was needed, Bitti, who was the best one available, was sent to Peru.


Bernardo Bitti

He arrived in Lima in and went to work there. He did most of his work in Juli, Peru, a town on Lake Titicaca, where the Jesuits had established missions to convert the Aymara people.

Bitti’s work is representative of Italian mannerism. He painted in tempera with the delicacy of the followers of Michelangelo and Raphael.

Bernardo Bitti – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

In his paintings, considered to be very fine, line and cool colors predominate and show a shared influence with Vasari. In fact, the painters of Peru and Bolivia were faithful to mannerism for many years after beenardo style had disappeared in Europe. At his death Bitti was esteemed for both his virtue and his talent. Among his surviving works are the canvasses of a retable bittk to San Ildefonso in the church of San Miguel, Sucre.

A number of examples of his paintings exist in Juli. His paintings of the “Coronation of the Virgin” are in both Cuzco and Lima.


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