Gentile Bellini

c. 1429-1507 Italy-Early Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Gentile Bellini was the son of Jacopo and brother of Giovanni. He was taught by his father and influenced by the style of his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna. In 1479, he journeyed to Constantinople where he became portraitist for the Sultan Muhammad II. He was noted as one of the finest artists of Venice in his time only to be surpassed by his brother Giovanni after his death. He was renowned for his profile portraits of the Doges of Venice and acquired the title of Count in 1469 for his works

 

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annunciation

annunciation

caterina cornaro
queen of cyprus

caterina cornaro queen of cyprus

doge
niccolo marcello

doge niccolo marcello

madonna and child
enthroned

madonna and child enthroned

madonna and child
with donors

madonna and child with donors

miracle of
the cross

miracle of the cross at the bridge of san lorenzo

portrait of
a doge

portrait of a doge

portrait of doge
giovanni mocenigo

portrait of doge giovanni mocenigo

portrait of
mehmet II

portrait of mehmet two by Gentile Bellini

procession in
piazza san marco

procession in piazza san marco


seated scribe

seated scribe

the healing of pietro
dei ludovici

the healing of pietro dei ludovici