Luini, Or Lovini, Bernardino, an Italian painter, born at Luino, on the Lago Maggiore, in the latter half of the 15th century, died subsequent to 1530. He is supposed to have been a scholar of Leonardo da Vinci from the closeness with which he imitated his style. The best judges are frequently at a loss to discriminate between the two, and out of Italy Luini's pictures are almost invariably ascribed to Leonardo. The "Christ Disputing with the Doctors," in the British national gallery, formerly attributed to Leonardo, is now supposed to be the work of Luini. His best pictures in oil and fresco are in Milan, Lugano, and Saronno, including his "Magdalen," "St. John with the Lamb," and "The Enthroned Madonna." In elaborate finish, beauty of color, and expression, they are hardly inferior to the works of Leonardo. His frescoes are among the finest early specimens of the arts. Of these " The Crucifixion " and " The Madonna" are in the church of Sta. Maria degli Angioli at Lugano. His two sons, Aurelio and Evangelista, assisted him occasionally in his frescoes.