Saturday, 18 June 2022

1429) Giovanni Bellini

Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430 – 1516). Italian Renaissance painter, probably the best known of the Bellini family of Venetian painters. His brother-in-law was Andrea Mantegna.

Giovanni Bellini was considered to have revolutionized Venetian painting, moving it toward a more sensuous and colouristic 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.

At the moment we only have this self-portrait, where his hair looks definitely auburn.


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