Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Description - Giovanni Bellini by Johannes Grave

This lavish examination of Giovanni Bellini's oeuvre offers a beautifully illustrated overview of the great Renaissance painter's entire career. Following the arc of Bellini's career, from his early devotional paintings to his later, occasionally secular works, this book offers an in-depth appreciation of the Venetian master who dominated the Early Renaissance. Featuring nearly every extant Bellini work, as well as those of his contemporaries, this book brims with gorgeous Renaissance art. Author Johannes Grave focuses on some of the artist's greatest works including Allegoria Sacra, the Brera Pieta, and the altarpiece of San Giobbe - to explore how Bellini excelled in tempera before mastering oil painting. Grave discusses how Bellini's precise lines, his delicate facial expressions, and the subtle effects of light and shadow were used in his religious paintings as well as his portraiture and late mythological depictions. This book examines Bellini's life, including his complex relationships with his father Jacopo, his brother Gentile, and his brother-in-law Andrea Mantegna. It considers the original contexts of Bellini's works, and elucidates the ways in which these paintings were meant to be perceived. The book also links Bellini's devotional paintings with the poetic creations of his pupil Giorgione. An important contribution to the scholarship of Renaissance art, this masterful book reaffirms Bellini's status as one of Venice's greatest painters. AUTHOR: Joahannes Grave is a professor of art history at the University of Bielefeld in Germany. He is the author of Caspar David Friedrich (Prestel). 225 colour illustrations

Buy Giovanni Bellini by Johannes Grave from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9783791383972
ISBN-10: 3791383973
Format: Hardback
(380mm x 300mm x mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Prestel
Publisher: Prestel
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2018
Country of Publication: Germany

Book Reviews - Giovanni Bellini by Johannes Grave

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Giovanni Bellini book by Johannes Grave and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Johannes Grave

JOHANNES GRAVE is a professor of art history at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. He previously wrote Caspar David Friedrich (Prestel).

A Preview for this title is currently not available.