Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Jacopo Bellini (c. 1400 – c. 1470)

Madonna with Child
c. 1465 

Bellini, most of whose works unfortunately have not survived the centuries, was one of the most influential artists, who helped bridge the Gothic and Early Renaissance styles. Now, it would be unfair to note that there were Early Renaissance painters who existed well before Bellini's birth, such as Giotto; still, it would be too simple to dismiss Bellini chronologically as his art illustrates a very strong movements towards what I could only simply term as a cleaner version of the Early Renaissance, which was not popularized until after his death (I think Madonna with Child most strikingly illustrates Bellini's revolution). 


St. Anthony Abbot and St. Bernardino of Siena

St. John the Evangelist

The Apostle Peter

The Virgin and Child Adored by Lionello d'Este

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