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Alvise Vivarini
Alvise Vivarini
Luigi Vivarini
Born in : Venise - 1442 / Dead in : Venise, 1505
Son of Antonio Vivarini (Antonio de Murano)


Alvise or Luigi Vivarini was an Italian painter, the leading Venetian artist before Giovanni Bellini. Like Bellini, he was part of a dynasty of painters. His father was Antonio Vivarini and his uncle, with whom he may have trained, was Bartolomeo Vivarini.

Biography   
Another uncle, on his mother's side, was the artist known as Giovanni d'Alemagna, who worked with his brother-in-law Antonio. Alvise may have trained Jacopo de' Barbari.

It has sometimes been supposed that, besides the Luigi who was the latest of this pictorial family, there had also been another Luigi who was the earliest (ie Antonio's father), this supposition being founded on the fact that one picture is signed with the name, with the date 1414. There is good ground, however, for considering this date to be a forgery of a later time.

The works of Vivarini show an advance on those of his predecessors, and some of them are productions of high attainment; one of the best was executed for the Scuola di San Girolamo in Venice, representing the saint caressing his lion, and some monks decamping in terror. The architecture and perspective in this work are superior.

Many churches in Venice have examples. Other works by Vivarini are in Treviso, Milan and the National Gallery, London. He painted some remarkable portraits.

One of his pupils is Marco Basaiti.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvise_Vivarini
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Nephew of Bartolommeo Vivarini
Achievement   
Musée Bode
Artist
Retable de la Pentecôte
Painting
Alvise Vivarini
(near 1478)

National Gallery
Artist
Portrait d'un homme
Painting
Alvise Vivarini
(1497)
Work(s)' related   
Louvre Museum
Relationship with
Saint Augustin
Painting
Giovanni Bellini
(near 1470)
Saint Antoine abbé
Painting
Giovanni Bellini
(near 1470)
Alvise Vivarini

Bartolommeo Vivarini