Giorgione (1477/78-1510) was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance from Venice. Between about 1508 and 1510, Giorgione created three known surviving paintings: The Tempest, Sleeping Venus, and The Three Philosophers.
Giorgione was a contemporary of Titian, and his work is often associated with the Venetian School of painting. He is known for his use of light and shadow, and his atmospheric landscapes.
Giorgione’s work was highly influential on other artists of the time, including Titian, who would go on to create some of the most iconic paintings of the Venetian School.