Giovanni Bellini ‘Still the Best in Painting’

Friday, November 1, 2019 (All day)

Time: 10.30 for 10.45 start, . The day will end around 15.15

Venue: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.

Tutor: Dr Margaret Knight

Cost;   £30   (There are no facilities for coffee)

Albrect Durer was not impressed by the artists he met during his Italian visit in 1505. The exception was the 75 year old Giovanni Bellini whom he loved for his sweet nature and described as ‘very old but still the best in Painting’. Early in his long career Giovanni had begun to make use of the new ideas and the new painting techniques coming from the Netherlands and Central Italy and by the 1460’s was transforming them with his own insights and magical use of light and colour. His workshop became the most acclaimed in Venice, his pupils included Giorgione, Titian and Palma Vecchio and by the time of his death in 1516 he had influenced all the Venetian painters of his own and the next generation.. Still the Best in Painting’ is about Giovanni’s Life and work and the artists whose work informed his own.