Giovanni Bellini was initially taught by his father Jacopo Bellini whose icon-like method and manner influenced his early work. When Giovanni?s sister Nicosia married Andrea Mantegna in 1453, close relations between Venice and Padua were established, and Giovanni began to explore the physical and special representation of the Early Renaissance. Under Mantegna?s influence his style assumed temporarily a certain calligraphic precision: Transfiguration (c 1460).
c.1455-60. Wood panel, 52 x 42 cm. Academia Carrara, Bergamo, Italy. Read Note.
c.1455-60. Detail. c. 1455-60. Tempera on panel. Civico Museo Correr, Venice, Italy.
c.1460. Tempera on wood. 134 x 68 cm. Civico Museo Correr, Venice, Italy. Read Note.
c.1460. Tempera on panel. 74x50 cm. Civico Museo Correr, Venice, Italy.
c. 1464-68. The upper section shows the Annunciation, Dead Christ Between Two Angels. The predella shows the Miracles of St. Vincent Ferrar. Tempera on panel. Church of SS. Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy.
c. 1464-68. Tempera on panel. Church of SS.Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Italy.
c.1468. Oil on canvas. 85x115 cm. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, Italy.
c.1471-74. Tempera on panel. 262x240 cm. Museo Civico, Pesaro. Read Note.
c. 1471-74. The upper part of the altarpiece. Tempera on panel. 106x84 cm. Pinacoteca Apostolica Vaticano, Vaticano. Read Note.
1475-79. Oil on canvas, transferred from poplar panel, 148x128 cm. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note.
c.1480. Tempera on panel. 151x113 cm. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. Read Note.
c.1480. Detail. c. 1480. Tempera on panel. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy.
c.1480. Tempera and oil on wood, 124x142 cm. The Frick Collection, New York, USA. Read Note.
1488. Tempera on panel. S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Sacristy, Venice, Italy.
c.1490-1500. Oil and tempera on panel. 73x119 cm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
c.1490-1500. Tempera on panel. 75x84 cm. Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy.
c.1500-1515. Oil on canvas. 103x157 cm. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, France. Read Note.
c.1500. Tempera on panel. 62x82.5 cm. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano-Castagnola, Switzerland. Read Note.
1501. Tempera on panel. 61.4x 45 cm. The National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note.
c.1505. Tempera on panel. Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy. Read Note.
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Venetian Painting in the Fifteenth Century: Jacopo, Gentile and Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna by Otto Pacht, Margareta Vyoral-Tschapka, Michael Pacht. Harvey Miller, 2003.
Giovanni Bellini (Artist's Library, No. 2.) by Roger Eliot Fry. Ursus Press, 1995.
Giovanni Bellini by Rona Goffen. Yale University Press, 1989.
Giovanni Bellini by Anchise Tempestini. Gallimard, 2000.
The Cambridge Companion to Giovanni Bellini (Cambridge Companions to the History of Art) by Peter Humfrey. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting by David Alan Brown, Sylvia Ferino-Pagden. Yale University Press, 2006.