Giovanni Bellini, nom de guerre. Giambellino, Lat. Joannes Bellinus (b. Approx. 1427/1430 – d. November 29, 1516) – Italian Renaissance painter, son of Jacopo Bellini, his brother Gentile.
Founder of the Venetian school of colors, the most prominent of the painting Bellinich family. He was educated by his father and in his brother-in-A. Mantegna. He painted mostly religious paintings and portraits. Known for his Madonnas, intended for private homes. Worked mainly in large altarpieces (Lamentation, 1470) and smaller religious compositions (Christ on the Mount of Olives) and allegorical portraits of the doges of Venice (Portrait of the Doge Leonardo Loredan and Giovanni Mocenigo), marked by lyrical mood (musical motifs) and the values for color. Mainly known as the author of numerous representations of the Madonna and Child (Madonna Frizioni, Madonna degli Albarelli) emulated by other painters. Enthroned Madonna recorded the type and, based on the principle of symmetry of the Renaissance, the type of the Sacra Conversatione (altarpieces in churches Dei Frari S. Zaccaria 1488 and 1505 – in Venice), including images of a secular (Woman with a mirror), mythological and allegorical scenes (Feast gods, allegory). His works are characterized by unusual coloring, operating a masterful color and light. Bellini’s great compositions are painted on the background of the landscape, with the effects of sunlight and expertly perspective. Bellini’s pupils were Giorgione, Titian, and other prominent Venetian painters of this period such. Palma il Vecchio.