Giovanni Bellini was an Italian painter born in 1430 in Venice, Italy. Bellini received his first art lessons from his father – Jacopo Bellini, who was a painter. Giovanni often traveled with his father, and on one of such journeys, he became intrigued with Christianity. Hence, his early work primarily featured religious scenes.
Bellini’s work featured Christian themes, like his father before him. However, their paintings differed in the manner of emotional expressions of both artists. Giovanni’s art constantly showed an emphasis on love and pity. In 1470, Giovanni and his brother Gentile were commissioned to paint in the Scuola di San Marco.
In 1479, Giovanni was appointed conservator to the halls of the Doge after his brother vacated the post. Four years later, he became the official painter of Venice due to his unmatched mastery and skill. Giovanni’s reputation increased within and outside Italy, bringing many commissions during this period. He died in 1516 in Venice as one of the greatest painters of his era.
What was Giovanni Bellini Known For?
Giovanni Bellini was known for painting religious scenes focusing on communicating emotions of love and sympathy. Bellini was fond of the Christian religion/faith, and Biblical scenes remained the primary subject of his works. His depictions of the human figure were outstanding, and he showcased elegance through his coloring.
Who was Giovanni Bellini Influenced By?
Giovanni Bellini was influenced by Andrea Mantegna, Donatello, Crivello, and Antonello di Messina. Mantegna, Donatello, and Crivello influenced Bellini’s subject matter and painting in the style of the Paduan School. However, his works began to show elegance and beauty after encountering Antonello di Messina, who influenced his switch to oil paints.
What Art Movement was Giovanni Bellini Associated With?
Giovanni Bellini was associated with the Renaissance art movement.
Giovanni Bellini Artwork
Below are some of the artworks of Giovanni Bellini
Drunkenness of Noah
Madonna and Child Blessing
Madonna of the Meadow
Naked Young Woman in front of the Mirror
Saint Jerome Reading
St Francis in Ecstasy
St. Mark Preaching in Alexandria
The Agony in the Garden
The Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr
The Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels
The Feast of the Gods
The Lamentation over the Body of Christ
The Madonna of the Red Cherubs
Transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor
All Giovanni Bellini Artwork on Artchive
|St Jerome with St Christopher and St Louis of Toulouse||1513||Oil on Canvas|
|Madonna with saints||1505|
|Giovanni Emo||c. 1475-83||Oil on wood|
|St. Francis in the Desert||1480 - 1485||Oil on Panel|
|The Doge Leonardo Loredan||c. 1501-05||Oil, probably with some egg tempera, on poplar|
|The Madonna of the Meadow||c.1505||Oil on Wood|
|The Feast of the Gods||1514 - 1516||Oil on Canvas|
|Madonna with saints||1505|