Parentino, Bernardo

Parentino, Bernardo called also Fra Lorenzo, an Italian painter, was born at Parenzo, in Istria, in 1437. He was a pupil of Andrea Mantegna. Lanzi says that he approached so near to Mantegna that his works might easily be mistaken for those of that master. In the cloister of Santa Giustina at Padua are ten Acts from the Life of St. Benedetto, with several little histories in chiaro-oscuro, which are highly commended by Lanzi. Parentino became a monk of the Order of the Angustines at Vicenza, where he died in 1531.

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