The Cambridge Companion to Giovanni Bellini
Peter Humfrey, University of St Andrews, Scotland
| HB | 384 Pages
| 114 b/w illus.
Series: Cambridge Companions to the History of Art
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Available for: SAARC Countries only
This Companion volume brings together commissioned essays by an international team of scholars on Giovanni Bellini, the dominant painter of Early Renaissance Venice. Among the topics and themes to be discussed are Bellini's position in the social and professional life of early modern Venice; his artistic relationships with his brother-in-law Mantegna, with Flemish painting, and with the 'modern style' that emerged in Italy around 1500; and the connections between Bellini's paintings and the sister arts of architecture and sculpture. Further essays reassess the artist's approaches to landscape and color, elements that have always been recognized as central to his pictorial genius.
1. Introduction Peter Humfrey
2. Bellini's social world J. M. Fletcher
3. Bellini and Mantegna Keith Christiansen
4. Bellini and Flemish painting Mauro Lucco
5. Bellini and the 'modern manner' Carolyn C. Wilson
6. Bellini and sculpture Debra Pincus
7. Bellini and architecture Deborah Howard
8. Bellini and landscape Augusto Gentili
9. Bellini's colour
10. Bellini's technique Jill Dunkerton
11. Bellini's drawings George Goldner
12. Bellini and his collaborators Anchise Tempestini.