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Bellini

renaissance venetian

Bellini, family of Early Renaissance Venetian painters. Jacopo (c.1400–1470) evolved a much-imitated compositional technique of depicting small figures in vast, detailed architectural settings. Gentile (1429–1507), his elder son, is noted for his realistic portraits and his use of perspective to give a sense of spatial depth. Giovanni (1430–1516), the younger son, is considered the greatest Early Renaissance Venetian painter, famous for his use of light and color. His pupils, Titian and Giorgione, continued and developed his style.

See also:Renaissance.

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