Jacopo Bellini

Jacopo Bellini (1428-1515) was the first exceptional painter of the Venetian Renaissance. Father of Gentile and big brother of Giovanni Bellini, Jacopo was at first a court painter at Ferrara, before moving to Padua, where he founded his own art studio.

His remarkable turn towards Renaissance art can be seen in the "Madonna col Bambino" (1448, Pinacoteca of Brera), in which the monumental appearance of the human figures clearly emerges. He was supported by the schools "Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista" and the "Scuola Grande di San Marco". Around 1455 he painted the "Madonna col Bambino Bendedicente e cherubini", housed in the Accademia Galleries.

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