Lombardo Tullio

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Tullio Lombardo (c.1455-1532) was a contemporary of Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione and Titian. Born into a family of sculptors, Tullio and his younger brother, Antonio, worked with their father, Pietro, creating monuments, tombs, church furnishings, architectural decorations and, occasionally, entire architectural projects. The family were masters of references to antiquity, ­designing the tombs of doges to hint at triumphal arches, outlining them with classicizing moldings, pilasters and columns, and populating them with robust saints and warriors in Roman armor.