1111Giovanni Bellini: a year of celebrations on the 500th of his death anniversary
Next 29th November Venice and the mainland will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist's death. A high profile representative of the Renaissance period, Bellini is known for his intense stroke, fundamental for his extremely important role in the spreading of Venetian painting throughout Italy. On this occasion, Venice will dedicate the artist a year-long programme which will also exceptionally see the temporary return to the city of one of his masterpieces: "Noah's Inebriation" (1515) from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Besançon. The celebrations will not converge on a monographic exhibition but will be made of a great number of events 'spread out' on the territory, extending the interest to the mainland too.
The ambitious project will be presented next 27th and 28th Ocotber 2016 at the Fondazione Cini. Other than the masterpieces present at the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the events will bring the visitor inside the churches of Venice where Giovanni Bellini's work is present.
Top left, "Noah's Inebriation" (det., 1515), bottom left, "The Nativity's Triptych" (det., 1460-1465 at Pinacoteca dell'Accademia, Venezia); top right "Madonna with Child and Saints Nicholas, Peter, Benedict and Marc" (det., 1488), bottom right "Sacred Allegory" (det., 1490-1500) at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.