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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    Giovanni Bellini Works Online    
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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

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 Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh   NEW!

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 SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

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

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

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   NEW!
St. Francis in the Desert

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
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

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

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

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

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
Click "English" at the top right to switch the default language, then click "Search"

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 Huntington Library, California

The Walters Art Museum, Maryland   NEW!

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

Virtual Uffizi
Lamentation, ca.1500

Virtual Uffizi
Portrait of a young Man

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
2 works online when last checked

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 SiteGiovanni Bellini at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at The Artchive  

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteGiovanni Bellini in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  


Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

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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 SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

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.

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

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