Dosso Dossi (c. 1489–1542, real name: Giovanni di Niccolò de Luteri) was an Italian Renaissance painter who belonged to the School of Ferrara, painting in a style mainly influenced by Venetian painting, in particular Giorgione and to the fore Titian.
From 1514 to his death he was court artiste to the Este Dukes of Ferrara and of Modena, whose small court valued its reputation as an artistic centre. He often worked past his younger brother Battista Dossi, who had worked under Raphael. He painted many mythological subjects and allegories in imitation of a rather dream-like atmosphere, and often striking disharmonies in colour. His portraits afterward often do something rather unfamiliar poses or expressions for works originating in a court.
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