Giovanni Bellini

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Gentile Bellini, Miracle of the Cross at the Bridge of San Lorenzo, Venice

Giovanni Bellini (1430–1516) was an Italian Renaissance painter based in Venice. His father Jacopo and his brother Gentile were also painters, as was his brother-in-law Mantegna.

He used a rich colouristic style. Using clear, slow-drying oil paints, Giovanni made deep, rich colors and detailed shadings. His atmospheric landscapes had a great effect on Venetian painting, especially on his pupils, Giorgione and Titian.

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