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Giovanni Bellini Venetian painter

born in Venice (1430) and died in Venice (1516), aged 86

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San Zaccharia Venice see all

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Oil Painting

Tempera Painting

Agony in the Garden see all

Christ Blessing see all

Madonna and Child see all

Nunc dimittis see all

Pietà see all

Sacred Conversation see all

Saint Francis in Ecstasy see all

Portrait

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1430 in Venice

Giovanni Bellini is born in Venice.

1459 aged 29

Giovanni Bellini works on a tempera painting called Agony in the Garden over the course of six years until 1465.

1470 aged 40

Giovanni Bellini receives his first appointment to work along with his brother and other artists in the Scuola di San Marco, where among other subjects he is commissioned to paint a Deluge with Noah's Ark.

1480 aged 50

Giovanni Bellini creates an oil painting called St. Francis in Ecstasy .

Giovanni Bellini creates an oil painting called Madonna and Child .

1500 aged 70

Giovanni Bellini creates a tempera painting called Christ Blessing .

1501 aged 71

Giovanni Bellini creates an oil painting called Portrait of Doge Leonardo Loredan .

1505 aged 75

The Marchioness Isabella Gonzaga of Mantua endeavours through Cardinal Bembo to obtain from Giovanni Bellini another picture, this time of a secular or mythological character.

Giovanni Bellini paints the The San Zaccaria Altarpiece, which is considered perhaps the most beautiful and imposing of all his altarpieces.

Giovanni Bellini works on an oil painting called The Infant Bacchus over the course of five years until 1510.

Giovanni Bellini works on an oil painting called Nunc dimittis over the course of five years until 1510.

Giovanni Bellini creates an oil painting called The San Zaccaria Altarpiece .

1506 aged 76 in Venice

Albrecht Dürer, visiting Venice for a second time, describes Giovanni Bellini as still the best painter in the city, and as full of all courtesy and generosity towards foreign brethren of the brush.

1513 aged 83

Titian obtains a broker's patent, termed La Sanseria or Senseria (a privilege much coveted by rising or risen artists), in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi and becomes superintendent of the government works, being especially charged to complete the paintings left unfinished by Giovanni Bellini in the hall of the great council in the ducal palace.

Giovanni Bellini's position as sole master (since the death of his brother and of Alvise Vivarini) in charge of the paintings in the Hall of the Great Council is threatened by Titian.

1514 aged 84

Giovanni Bellini creates an oil painting called The Feast of the Gods .

1516 aged 86 in Venice

Titian succeeds his master Giovanni Bellini in receiving a pension from the Venetian Senate.

November 26

November 29

Parents

Jacopo Bellini painter

Students

Titian (1488-1576) Venetian High Renaissance painter

Giorgione (1477-1510) Venetian High Renaissance painter

Siblings

Gentile Bellini Venetian painter

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