Giorgione, Three Philosophers

These three learned men differ in age, outlook, and dress. But do they represent religions, eras, or philosophies?

Giorgione, Three Philosophers, c. 1506, oil on canvas, 125.5 x 146.2 cm (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna)

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This work at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Giorgione, Three Philosophers," in Smarthistory, December 9, 2015, accessed May 18, 2024,