Madonna and Child between Saint John the Baptist and a Saint, about 1501, Giovanni Bellini. Tempera and oil on wood panel. Scala/Ministero per i Beni e le Attività culturali / Art Resource, NY

Bellini and the Renaissance Imagination


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Keith Christiansen, the John Pope-Hennessy Chairman of European Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, considers the singular achievements of Giovanni Bellini as a painter of devotional artworks. He explores the critical traditions that underlie the conception of Bellini as a religious artist and how he expanded traditional parameters of the genre through a heightened emphasis on artistic invention and imagination.

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