Saturday, October 14, 2017

Exhibition includes masterpieces by one of the most celebrated painters of the Italian Renaissance

Giovanni Bellini, Christ Blessing, about 1500. Tempera and oil on wood panel. Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
LOS ANGELES, CA.- One of the most beloved and influential religious painters of the Italian Renaissance, Giovanni Bellini (Venice, about 1435-1516) was also a master in depicting landscape. His paintings of religious scenes often featured evocative natural settings that were as important and affecting as their human subjects. On view October 10, 2017, through January 14, 2018, "Giovanni Bellini: Landscapes of Faith in Renaissance Venice" presents 12 paintings and one drawing that explore the poetic role played by the natural world in the artist’s religious compositions. The exhibition includes several masterpieces that rarely travel, making this an exceptional opportunity to experience the artistic beauty and iconographic complexity of Bellini’s art. [More]
Giovanni Bellini, Sacred Allegory, about 1500-1504. Tempera (?) and oil on wood panel. Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence. Photo: Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY.