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Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini
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High Renaissance

Giovanni Bellini Biography

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).

Giovanni Bellini 76 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Giovanni Bellini Bibliography

Giovanni Bellini. by G. Robertson. Oxford. 1968.

Giovanni Bellini. Old Italian Masters. by V. Lazarev. Moscow 1972. (in Russian)

The Art of the Italian Renaissance. Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Drawing. Könemann. 1995.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999. (in Russian)

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.