Learn about Giovanni Bellini in Art History, View His Art and Famous Paintings
"Agony in the Garden”, Bellini, 1465
Giovanni Bellini, 1430-1516, one of Italy’s famous artists in art history painted
painting "Agony in the Garden" in 1465-70,
seemingly influenced by his
brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna and one of his famous paintings "Agony in
Bellini’s figures are hard crisp and linear. His color palette
mostly earth tones
of a pre-dawn morning. Judas leads a group of soldiers in the middle
three have fallen asleep in the foreground. Jesus Christ is in the middle
about the transparent angel with a chalice of pain he will be
Bellini’s painting "Enthroned
Madonna", late 1480’s, shows his ability to paint
on a grand scale. His composition has a low vanishing point with a one
third to two
thirds relationship between the figures in the foreground and the huge
architectural shape of the church in the background.
What is new in the "Enthroned Madonna" is that Bellini not only gives
the true size relationship of figures to figures, and figures to
architecture, as Piero
della Francesca did in his art, but he gives a perfect relationship of
people inside a
Giovanni Bellini’s landscape paintings in the later 1470’s and in the
1480’s show vast,
wide-open landscapes said to show his belief in Pantheism, God in nature.
In these art works, and in particular Bellini’s famous painting in art
history "Transfiguration of Christ", he
developed a more gentle
and moody feeling based on figures in quiet poses, with natural light.
Other famous artists in the Renaissance period are El Greco and Pieter
Bruegel the Elder.
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