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Gentile Bellini
Gentile Bellini
Born in : Venise - 1427 / Dead in : Venise, 1507
Le Quattrocento ou la "Première Renaissance"
Son of Jacopo Bellini
Brother of Giovanni Bellini

Gentile Bellini, Venetian painter, was one of the Bellini family of painters. His father was Jacopo Bellini and his brother was Giovanni Bellini. Gentile is best known for his paintings that captured the appearance of Venice in his days, and this works are valuable portrayals of life in a city during the late 1400's. He was also noted for his portrait painting and episodes from the lives of early Christian saints.

His work includes large decoration of the Scuola Grande di San Marco (1470s) in conjunction with his brother Giovanni, and the Procession of the Relic of the Cross in the Piazza di San Marco (1496). In 1478 he was chosen by the government of Venice to go to Constantinople to paint Sultan Mahomet II. Subsequently an Oriental flavor of the Islamic painting tradition appeared in several of his paintings, including the portrait of a Turkish artist and St. Mark Preaching at Alexandria. The last was completed by his brother, Giovanni Bellini.

A portrait by Gentile Bellini and workshop of the much-loved Venetian Beato Lorenzo Giustiniani is at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan. In his last years he was the first master of Titian.

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Brother-in-law of Andrea Mantegna
Worked wirh Andrea Mantegna
Students included Tiziano Vecellio (Titien) and Vittore Scarpazza (Vittore Carpaccio)
National Gallery
Le Cardinal Bessarion avec les reliques de la Sainte Croix
Gentile Bellini
(approx. from 1472 to 1473)
Work(s)' related   
Louvre Museum
Relationship with
Portrait de deux jeunes hommes

(approx. from 1500 to 1530)
Gentile Bellini

Andrea Mantegna
Andrea Mantegna
Tiziano Vecellio (Titien)
Vittore Scarpazza (Vittore Carpaccio)