was known as PALMA IL GIOVANE [the Younger] to distinguish him
from his great-uncle, another Jacopo Negreti (born c. 1480), who was known
as Palma il Vecchio [the Older]. Palma il Giovane studied
in Rome, 1567-c. 1572, but returned to Venice for the rest of his career.
He was a prolific painter whose works are found throughout the city.
historian S. J. Freedberg comments in Painting in Italy, 1500-1600
(p. 561): "[T]he style Jacopo formed in the 1570s eclectically fused
. . . the Mannerist vocabulary of shapes, designs, and temper of action
of Tintoretto (the predominant component);
the sensuous response to surfaces and light of the older Titian;
an occasional discursive opulence 'a la Veronese'; and inclinations
toward descriptive naturalism, often genre-like, 'a la Bassano'."
include Scenes from the History of the Order of the Crociferi
in the Oratorio dei Crociferi, 1583-91, Mary in Glory with Saints
in the Cornaro di S. Polo Chapel at the
Church of S. Nicolo' da Tolentino, and St. Julian in Glory in
the center ceiling panel of the Church of S. Giuliano.
Shown here is
a self-portrait in the collection of the Querini-Stampali Museum in