Giovanni Bellini (1426-1516)

Giovanni Bellini, also known as Giambellino (born in Venice between 1425 and 1433 - died at Venice on November 29th 1516) is an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, considered a forerunner of the Venetian School of Painting. His work is a milestone marking the end of the Gothic style, through geometrical accuracy, and through paintings which are no longer confined to the sacred themes.

Son of Jacopo Bellini (1400-1470), Giovanni Bellini was an important mind of the Italian Renaissance, however restricted by tradition and local taste.

For a period of ten years after 1480, Bellini painted altarpieces for Venetian churches. For example, the altarpiece of San Giobbe represents six figures of saints surrounding a "Madonna and Child Enthroned". In 1480, Bellini continues the sacred series through his "Madonna des Frari", still present in the church of Frari in Venice, where we can also find Titian's "Assumption". Towards the end of the century, Bellini was comissioned a considerable number of Madonnas in small format.

Bellini was influenced by Giorgione and Titian, which is visible in "The Baptism of Christ", "Saint Jerome Reading with Saint Cristophe", and "Noah's Drunkenness", in 1513. The following year, Bellini tackles the mythological themes by painting "The Feast of the Gods", later reconditioned by Titian.

e.g. Tintoretto, Pieta, etc.
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