Giovanni Bellini - Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice
'A Bellini landscape is a full-fledged character. Often it is as complex and meaningful as the people portrayed, from whom it is inseparable....among the most exciting museum shows in the United States this year' - LA Times
A richly illustrated book exploring the role of landscape in Bellini's work
Praised by Albrecht Dürer as being "the best in painting," Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1430-1516) is unquestionably the supreme Venetian painter of the quattrocento and one of the greatest Italian artists of all time.
Drawing from a selection of masterpieces that span Bellini's long and successful career, this exhibition catalogue focuses on the main function of landscape in his oeuvre: to enhance the meditational nature of paintings intended for the private devotion of intellectually sophisticated, elite patrons.
This volume includes a biography of the artist, essays by leading authorities in the field explicating the themes of the J. Paul Getty Museum's exhibition, and detailed discussions and glorious reproductions of the twelve works in the exhibition, including their history and provenance, function, iconography, chronology, and style.
- Author: Davide Gasparotto, senior curator in the Department of Paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum
- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Date published: October 2017
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- ISBN: 978-1606065310
- Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 24.1 cm