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Venice during the Renaissance and Mannerism: Painting

Bellini's Pietà

Bellini's Pietà

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To discuss Renaissance art in Venice is to speak about Jacopo and Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and Tintoretto. The Venetian Renaissance is different from the Florence Renaissance because it runs into a period that, for many art critics, is considered to be High-Renaissance or Mannerism. It's not by chance, in fact, that many Venetian artists took inspiration from Raffaello and Michelangelo, who, according to a specific academic definition, are considered to be High-Renaissance artists.

In addition to the common religious images, Venetian paintings gave life to important artistic themes such as "the landscape", a central theme both in Vedutismo and in Romanticism. Above all, it is necessary to mention the great importance of the "schools" - mutual benefit organizations or charitable institutions that supported artists to create their masterpieces. In short, these schools did for Venice what the Medici family did for Florence, making their cities famous and loved throughout the world. 


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