Bellini / Mantegna (EN)

Masterpieces face-to-face
The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

  • Edited by Brigit Blass-Simmen, Neville Rowley, Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 26 cm
  • Pages 144
  • Illustrations 100
  • Language English
  • Year 2018
  • ISBN 9788836639557
  • Price € 28,00
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Giovanni Bellini, ‘one of the great Italian poets’ in the words of Roberto Longhi, and Andrea Mantegna, he who ‘sculpted [the image] alive and real in his painting’ in the sonnet by Ulisse degli Aleotti, were two giants in the history of Western art – extremely distant in character, certainly, yet connected by deep family ties. Nicolosia – Jacopo Bellini’s daughter and thus half-sister to Giovanni – married Mantegna in 1453. This marriage engendered one of the most fascinating pictorial dialogues of the Quattrocento, as they both developed the motif of The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. A pair of works exhibited side-by-side for the very first time, half a millennium after they were painted. An extraordinary event narrated down to the last detail in this volume, through a riveting analysis of the paintings themselves and of the relationship between the two artists.

Venice, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, March - July 2018


Becoming Bellini and Maintaining Mantegna: The Art of Repetition
Caroline Campbell

Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. 'Presentations' in Dialogue
Giovanni C.F. Villa

One Cartoon – Two Paintings
Brigit Blass-Simmen

Critical Fortunes and Worldly Vicissitudes of Andrea Mantegna’s 'Presentation of Jesus at the Temple', Now at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin
Neville Rowley

'Presentation of Jesus at the Temple' by Giovanni Bellini: A Family Painting at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Babet Trevisan

Andrea Mantegna’s and Giovanni Bellini’s 'Presentation of Jesus at the Temple'. The Genesis and a Technological Comparison of Both Works
Babette hartwieg



Giovanni Bellini. A Biography
Giovanni C.F. Villa

Andrea Mantegna. A Biography
Giovanni C.F. Villa