CROSATO Giovanni Battista (b. ca. 1685, Treviso, d. 1758, Venezia) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter and stage designer. His earliest known work, the Flagellation of Christ (c. 1706; Venice, Museo Diocesano S Apollinia), for the Scuola del Cristo of S Marcuola, is a dark, shadowy painting that reveals the strong influence of tenebrist trends of the 17th century. Crosato, however, belonged to the generation of Venetian painters such as Jacopo Amigoni, Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, who were developing a lighter, more colourful style.