GIOVANNI ANTONIO DE SACCHIS“The Pordenone”, ie Giovanni Antonio De Sacchis, is the largest and most well-known painter born in Pordenone. So much so that it took the name of the city. In fact born in Pordenone in 1484 and died in Ferrara in 1539. Was born in a fortunate period for a painter, a flourishing period of painters and sculptors were in art history. He came in contact and was influenced by artists such as Giorgione and Pellegrino da San Daniele. According to Vasari, an important source of news related to the painters of the period, “The Pordenone” was influenced, at the beginning, as well as by the example of Andrea Mantegna, probably from the knowledge of the engravings of Dürer and other artists of northern Europe. “The Pordenone”, during a trip to the capital in 1514-1515, came into contact with the work of Raphael and Michelangelo, and after this experience he adopted the language of “modern manner”. “The Pordenone,” called in his day “Pictor modernus” was present and active in many countries in Friuli, in Umbria, in the possessions of the lords of Pordenone. In the years 1519-1520 the canonical Brocardo Malchiostro had already assigned it to Titian (1485-1576) is to Giovanni Antonio De Sacchis the decorations in the Chapel of the Annunciation Cathedral of Treviso. He then entered into competition with Titian. In fact, after Titian in Venice in 1528 he lost to the competition for the realization of the Altarpiece of St. Peter Martyr, for the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The comparison between the “Pordenone” and Titian, will enliven the art scene in the lagoon, ending with exclusion of the painter of Pordenone. After the death of Antonio de Sacchis, there was silence on his work by writers Venetian mannerist. Fortunately, Giorgio Vasari, wrote a biography where he was called “the rarest and most famous invention of stories in design, skill, practice of ‘colors, work in fresco, in speed, in great relief and in every other What of our arts. ” Vasari, however, presenting him with the name of Giovanni Antonio Licinio of Pordenone, gives rise to a misunderstanding; for a long time, that is, until the early years of the twentieth century, “Il Pordenone” will be confused with the painter Bernardino Licinio. Monday, November 15, 2010, in the Council Chamber of the City of Pordenone, was presented the design of the multimedia center dedicated to the life and work of Giovanni Antonio de Sacchis, better known as “Il Pordenone”, which will be built on the ground floor of the Museum of Art in Palazzo Ricchieri. At the same time it was announced the birth of a Scientific Committee which will include, the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice and the University of Udine. The latter, in particular, alongside the great work of cataloging and documentation behind the project entirely focused on Antonio de Sacchis said “Pordenone”.