Discover the exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Bellini, one of the founders of the Venetian school, organized by the Jacquemart-André Museum. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Venice and explore Italian art during this captivating experience.
The exhibition highlights Giovanni Bellini, who lived during a pivotal period between humanism and religious representations. This historical era marked a major shift in artistic creation, where artists were no longer limited to depicting only human figures in a religious context. Over 50 works will trace Bellini's journey and unique style, which paved the way for the use of color and tone in art.
The exhibition will showcase Bellini's evolution over time by comparing his works to those of his masters and inspirations. You can admire the originality of his creations and trace the key moments of his stylistic changes.
Bellini grew up in an artistic family and was influenced by his father Jacopo, his brother Gentile, and his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna, a renowned painter and engraver. The study of great artists from Florence also played a significant role in the development of his art.
It was in Venice that Bellini ultimately developed his unique style, merging the Flemish taste for detail with Italian spatial constructions. The influences of Antonello da Messina, Byzantine Madonnas, and Giorgione are reflected in his magnificent and timeless oil paintings.
The exhibition sheds light on Bellini's relentless pursuit and allows you to discover the richness of his pictorial language. You can observe his early works from the Gothic period, his religious creations featuring Madonnas and Jesus, as well as his "Virgin and Child" that reflects a humanistic spirituality. It's a true journey through the evolution of art through the artist's eyes.
Don't miss this unique exhibition dedicated to Giovanni Bellini, an essential master of Venetian art. Some unpublished works will be presented to the public, adding an exceptional dimension to this artistic experience.
Take the opportunity to also discover the Jacquemart-André Museum, a cultural treasure nestled in a magnificent 19th-century mansion. Whether you're an art lover or a history enthusiast, this museum offers an unforgettable experience.
Open until July 17, 2023, every day from 10 am to 6 pm. Late-night openings until 8:30 pm on Mondays.
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