Lotto

Lotto

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Lotto, Lorenzo, c.1480-1556, Venetian painter. His work reflects the influence of several great contemporaries from Bellini to Titian, but preserves throughout a fine sensibility and intimacy quite his own. Notable among his early works are St. Jerome (Louvre); the fresco Annunciation (Church of San Domenico, Recanati, Italy); and Madonna and Saints (cathedral, Asolo, Italy). Of a later period are Bridal Couple (Prado); Christ and the Adulteress (Louvre); and portraits in the galleries of London, Milan, Rome, and Vienna. After 1554 Lotto lived with the monks of the sanctuary at Loreto, where his Presentation in the Temple remains. He is represented in numerous American collections including the Philadelphia Museum; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Metropolitan Museum.

See study by B. Berenson (1955).

Game of chance played with cards having a grid of numbered squares corresponding to numbered balls drawn at random. When a number on the card is drawn, the players cover that number (should they have it); the game is won by covering a certain number of squares in a row (vertically, horizontally, or diagonally). Cards are purchased and proceeds are placed into a common “pot”; winning cards are awarded a portion of the pot. Wildly popular in the mid 20th century, bingo has in recent decades suffered a decline in America but has increased in popularity in other parts of the world. The earliest name for bingo—lotto—was recorded in Britain in 1776; the game is sometimes called keno in the U.S.

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(born circa 1480, Venice [Italy]—died 1556, Loreto, Papal States) Italian painter. He worked in several cities other than Venice and developed an idiosyncratic style. His late Renaissance-style work exhibits a preference for opulent colours and a faculty for narrative painting. His nervous temperament is evident in such works as the Crucifixion in Monte San Giusto (1531), with its highly charged mysticism and crowded composition. Toward the end of his life (1554), he became a lay brother at the Santa Casa in Loreto to escape his critics and his debts. Though primarily a religious painter, he is best known today for his psychologically acute portraits.

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(born circa 1480, Venice [Italy]—died 1556, Loreto, Papal States) Italian painter. He worked in several cities other than Venice and developed an idiosyncratic style. His late Renaissance-style work exhibits a preference for opulent colours and a faculty for narrative painting. His nervous temperament is evident in such works as the Crucifixion in Monte San Giusto (1531), with its highly charged mysticism and crowded composition. Toward the end of his life (1554), he became a lay brother at the Santa Casa in Loreto to escape his critics and his debts. Though primarily a religious painter, he is best known today for his psychologically acute portraits.

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Lotto can refer to the following:

  • Lottery, a form of gambling; lottery refers to a game, or collection of games, while certain specific games have lotto as (part of) the name
    • For various lotteries and lottery games with Lotto in the name, see Lotteries
  • Lotto carpet, a carpet having a lacy arabesque pattern
  • Lotto Sport Italia, an Italian sports apparel manufacturer
  • Lotto (cycling team), a Belgian cycling team
  • Lorenzo Lotto, an Italian painter active during the Renaissance

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