A Modenese painter who, from 1552, worked in France and was, with
Primaticcio, a leader of the school of *Fontainebleau. A. was stylistically
influenced by the illusionism of Mantegna and the softness of Correggio,
but more important was his characteristically Mannerist treatment of
landscape, as in the Rape of Proserpine. There are similarities in
his work to Dosso Dossi and also Patenier and the Antwerp school, and
A. himself introduced Mannerism in landscape into France. A major picture
is The Story of Aristacus.
The Rape of Proserpine Oil on canvas
Musee du Louvre, Paris
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