Exquisite landscapes of Giovanni Bellini are as much characters of his paintings, and religious themes and subjects that dominated Italian art of the XV-th century. Attained enormous recognition during his lifetime, he worked in Venice and around it. And although his landscapes are very metaphoric, they also accurately reflect the topography of the region. In the works of Bellini, created for wealthy patrons, the characters and symbols of the familiar sacred stories, placed in a dimension of reality and experience. This creative technique is unprecedented in the history of Italian painting of the time.
Perfect use of the landscape Bellini is the subject of an exhibition at the Getty Museum, which has become one of the most exciting Museum projects in the United States this year. Creativity Bellini was the beginning of the so-called Golden century of Venetian painting. Landscape Bellini is a full - fledged character. Often it is as complex and significant as depicted by the people from whom he is inseparable. The exhibits, in contrast to the monumental works of Giovanni Bellini, designed for contemplation close and personal, one-on-one. The exhibition consists of 12 paintings, which were collected from public and private collections of Venice, Florence, Paris, London, USA.