Friday, October 10, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- Bellini

Transfiguration of Christ (c.1487)

Naked Woman in Front of the Mirror

Pieta (1460) Tempera on panel

St. Francis on Ecstasy (1480)

The Feast of the Gods (c.1514)

Madonna and Child (c.1480)

St. Jerome (c.1455)

San Zaccaria Altarpiece (1505)

San Giobbe Altarpiece (c.1487)


Giovanni Bellini (c.1430 - 1516) was an Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. He is considered to have revolutionized Venetian painting, moving it towards a more sensuous and coloristic style. Through the use of clear, slow drying oil paints, Giovanni created deep rich tints and detailed shadings. His sumptuous coloring and fluent atmospheric landscapes had a great effect on the Venetian painting school, especially on his pupils Giorgione and Titian.

His paintings from his early period are all executed in the old tempera method: the scene is softened by a new and beautiful effect of romantic sunrise color. Bellini makes use of religious symbolism through elements such as grapevines and rocks. Yet his most important contribution to art lies in his experimentation with use of color and atmosphere in oil painting.

Tags: Timeless Masterpieces, Great Masters, Giovanni Bellini, Venetian Paintings, Tempera Paintings, Religious Symbolism

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Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

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