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Italian High Renaissance Painter, ca.1430-1516 (b ?1431-6; d Venice, 29 Nov 1516). Painter and draughtsman, son of (1) Jacopo Bellini. Although the professional needs of his family background may have encouraged him to specialize at an early date in devotional painting, by the 1480s he had become a leading master in all types of painting practised in 15th-century Venice. Later, towards the end of his long life, he added the new genres of mythological painting and secular allegory to his repertory of subject-matter. His increasing dominance of Venetian art led to an enormous expansion of his workshop after c. 1490; and this provided the training-ground not only for his numerous shop-hands and imitators (generically known as Belliniani) but probably also for a number of major Venetian painters of the next generation. Throughout his career, Giovanni showed an extraordinary capacity for absorbing a wide range of artistic influences, both from within Venetian tradition and from outside. He also oversaw a technical revolution in the art of painting, involving the gradual abandonment of the traditional Italian use of egg tempera in favour of the technique of oil painting pioneered in the Netherlands. It was thanks to Giovanni Bellini that the Venetian school of painting was transformed during the later 15th century from one mainly of local significance to one with an international reputation. He thus set the stage for the triumphs of Venetian painting in the 16th century and for the central contribution that Venice was to make to the history of European art.

Giovanni Bellini The Doge Barbarigo, St John and Musician Angels (Detail) oil painting artist



Giovanni Bellini The Doge Barbarigo, St John and Musician Angels (Detail) oil painting artist

The Doge Barbarigo, St John and Musician Angels (Detail)
Painting ID::  47
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1500 St Pietro di Murano, Venice


Giovanni Bellini Young Woman at her Toilet oil painting artist



Giovanni Bellini Young Woman at her Toilet oil painting artist

Young Woman at her Toilet
Painting ID::  48
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1515


Giovanni Bellini Portrait of a Young Man oil painting artist



Giovanni Bellini Portrait of a Young Man oil painting artist

Portrait of a Young Man
Painting ID::  49
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National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Giovanni Bellini San Zaccaria Altarpiece oil painting artist



Giovanni Bellini San Zaccaria Altarpiece oil painting artist

San Zaccaria Altarpiece
Painting ID::  50
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Church of San Zaccaria, Venice


Giovanni Bellini Feast of the Gods oil painting artist



Giovanni Bellini Feast of the Gods oil painting artist

Feast of the Gods
Painting ID::  51
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1514 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC


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