Giovanni Bellini art links 


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Giovanni Bellini: Dead Christ with Two Angels (detail), 1475/80
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Giovanni Bellini

[Italian High Renaissance Painter, ca.1430-1516]

• Also known as:  Giambellino
• Relationships: Son of Jacopo Bellini.
Brother of Gentile Bellini.
Brother-in-law of Andrea Mantegna.
Bellini's students included Giorgione, Titian, Sebastiano del Piombo, Giulio Campagnola, Giovanni Mansueti and Girolamo Santacroce.
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteBirmingham Museums & Art Gallery, UK
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints and Donor, 1505

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Madonna and Child, 1509

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Fortitude, 1470
Standing Man Wearing A Turban, 1485

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
3 paintings online in high resolution

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Crucifixion, ca.1465-70

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Lamentation over the Body of Christ, pen and ink drawing

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
7 paintings

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  
Page forward for several works on paper by Bellini

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Prado Museum, Madrid
The Savior, ca.1560

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Prado Museum, Madrid
The Virgin and Child between two Saints, ca.1490

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
4 works by Giovanni Bellini online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Madonna mit Kind, Johannes d. T. und der hl. Elisabeth

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Lament over the dead Christ

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Ball State Museum of Art, Indiana
Madonna and Child, 1489/90

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
3 works by or related to the artist

Frick Collection, New York City
St. Francis in the Desert, 1480

Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (mostly in Italian)  
La Madonna che adora il Bambino dormiente
La Madonna degli alberetti

Glasgow Museums, Scotland
The Madonna and Child

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Madonna and Child, ca.1510

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
Madonna and Child
Christ Blessing

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
Click on the artist name, then on the artwork title to view the work

Giovanni Bellini in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Marche Region Museums, Italy
Pesaro Altarpiece

Musée des Beaux Arts et d'Archéologie de Besançon, France (in French)  
L'Ivresse de Noé

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, France (in French)  
(If the image is not clickable, click "Agrandir l'image" to enlarge the image)

Musei Civici di Pesaro, Marche Region, Italy (in Italian)  
Incoronazione della Vergine

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi, Milan
Santa Giustina de' Borromei

Museo Correr, Venice (in Italian)  
Madonna col Bambino

Museo Correr, Venice (in Italian)  
La trasfigurazione di Cristo, ca.1453-55
Cristo morto sorretto da due angeli, ca.1453-55
Madonna col Bambino (Madonna Frizzoni), ca.1470-75

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf
Pala Priuli (Madonna with Child, two Saints, Monks, and donor)

Palais Fesch Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio, France (in French)  

Palazzo degli Alberti, Prato, Italy (in Italian)  

Palazzo Ducale, Venice (in Italian)  
Cristo morto sostenuto dalla madre (detail)

Palazzo Ducale, Venice (in Italian)  
Cristo morto sostenuto dalla madre

Pinacoteca dell'Accademia dei Concordi, Rovigo, Italy (in Italian)  
Click the down arrow to see Madonna and Child, and then again to see Christ Carring the Cross

Querini Stampalia Foundation Museum, Venice (in Italian)  

Southampton City Art Gallery, England

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Strossmayer's Old Master Gallery, Croatia
St. Augustine and St. Benedict

Studio Esseci, Italy (in Italian)  

Giovanni Bellini at the The British Museum, London, UK

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Virtual Uffizi

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Sacred Allegory (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
St. Francis in the Desert (The Frick Collection, New York)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Madonna with Child (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteThe Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteThe Artchive  

Notable SiteThe Athenaeum  

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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Miscellaneous Sites:
ArtWatch International
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Bellini's Madonna with the Child, before and after restoration
Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels, before and after restoration

Culture and History of Venice

Terry Fenton: Landscape Painter and Writer on Art
St. Francis in Ecstasy

Investigating Feast of the Gods, a painting with sections by Bellini, Dosso Dossi and Titian

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Giovanni Bellini  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Biography of the artist. Detailed, but Vasari's anecdotes are sometimes inaccurate.

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Doge Leonardo Loredan, ca.1501-04

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Leonardo Loredan, Doge of Venice
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Young Woman at her Toilet
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Mary Magdalene, Detail from the Virgin and Child with St. Catherine and Mary Magdalene, ca.1500
Mary Magdalene

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Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

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St. George and The Dragon
St. George and The Dragon

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Giovanni Bellini: Musical Putti
Musical Putti

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The Madonna of The Trees, 1487
The Madonna of The Trees, 1487

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Portrait of a Young Senator, 1485-90
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