Sala VI a
First Floor

Hall VI a

IN THE NAME OF GENTILE AND GIOVANNI BELLINI

It was around the workshop belonging to the brothers Gentile and Giovanni Bellini that most of the artists working in Venice between the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth centuries gravitated.

The painting of Giovanni Mansueti, active mainly in executing the large Bellini-like cycles for the buildings of the Venetian confraternities, is characterised by the use of perspectively organised architectural settings within which are placed figures still redolent of the fixed stillness of the fifteenth century.

Cima da Conegliano, even though he started out by deploying a Giovanni Bellini-like style, stands out for his particular attention to landscape, which is characterised by nostalgic evocations of his native land and a limpid light that seems to freeze the image in a sublime eternity.