Zuan Permeniatis


Zuan Permeniatis (1501-1550), Holy Conversation (Madonna with Child and Saints Francis, Elizabeth and John, fat tempera on board, transported on canvas, measures 54×74 cm.

The Cretan painter, Zuan Permeniatis, worked in Venice where he had the opportunity to know and assimilate Western elements in his art, contributing in the bilingual style that began in the fifteenth century and proceeds towards the sixteenth century. The painter is particularly attracted to the landscape and its use in the Renaissance, and is fascinated by the perspective, which he always tries to use. Thus creates Italian scenes with Byzantine characters that speak a mixed dialect.

We would like to thank Dr. Iosif Hadiikyriakos for the attribution card.