Monday, April 02, 2007

Giovanni Bellini's Nude

Naked Young Woman in Front of Mirror 1515
Giovanni Bellini (1430- 1516)painted his first female nude when he was about 85 years old!
It was only a year before he died. I really like this painting.
"He is considered to have revolutionized Venetian painting, moving it towards a more sensuous and colouristic style. Through the use of clear, slow-drying oil paints, Giovanni created deep, rich tints and detailed shadings. His sumptuous coloring and fluent, atmospheric landscapes had a great effect on the Venetian painting school, especially on his pupils Giorgione and Titian."
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