'Palazzo Dario, Venice' (c.1959) by English painter & printmaker John Piper (1903-1992). Oil on canvas, 153.5 x 123 cm. via BBC

'Palazzo Dario, Venice' (c.1959) by English painter & printmaker John Piper (1903-1992). Oil on canvas, 153.5 x 123 cm. via BBC

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.    In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order. What we don't know is whether the picture was intended as a devotional image of the dead saint that Bellini made more lifelike by using a specific living model, or whether it was meant to commemorate Fra Teodoro's own sanctity by identifying him with Saint…

Renaissance Portraits at New York's Metropolitan Museum (Photos)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order. What we don't know is whether the picture was intended as a devotional image of the dead saint that Bellini made more lifelike by using a specific living model, or whether it was meant to commemorate Fra Teodoro's own sanctity by identifying him with Saint…

Titian - Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini. Detail. 1511 - 1512

Titian - Portrait of the Venetian Painter Giovanni Bellini. Detail. 1511 - 1512

"La polenta" (Venice, Ca' Rezzonico, oil on canvas, - painting by Pietro Longhi (1702- 1785). Pietro Longhi was a a Venetian painter of contemporary scenes of life. About the painting there are 2 young polenta-maker girls with their typical long wooden stirring spoon (known as mestolo) and their round-bottom copper pot known as "paiolo", where water is heated and cornmeal sprinkle into it. The polenta-maker is pouring onto a special round wooden board called "tafferia".

"La polenta" (Venice, Ca' Rezzonico, oil on canvas, - painting by Pietro Longhi (1702- 1785). Pietro Longhi was a a Venetian painter of contemporary scenes of life. About the painting there are 2 young polenta-maker girls with their typical long wooden stirring spoon (known as mestolo) and their round-bottom copper pot known as "paiolo", where water is heated and cornmeal sprinkle into it. The polenta-maker is pouring onto a special round wooden board called "tafferia".

From a Venetian Garden to my Freaky Table. Food, Life, Photography and Raku Ceramics by Zaira Zarotti.

From a Venetian Garden to my Freaky Table. Food, Life, Photography and Raku Ceramics by Zaira Zarotti.

Chiesa della Salute by Venetian painter Francesco Guardi, Venice

Chiesa Della Salute Venezia Venice Italy Vintage Chrome Postcard of Francesco Guardi Painting Venetian Painter Catholic Church

Chiesa della Salute by Venetian painter Francesco Guardi, Venice

The Venetian painter created this piece of art in 1585, and it is part of the Suida – Manning Collection.

The Venetian painter created this piece of art in 1585, and it is part of the Suida – Manning Collection.

Marietta Robusti (1560? – 1590) was a Venetian painter of the Renaissance period. She was the daughter of Tintoretto and is sometimes referred to as Tintoretta. This is a self portrait.

Marietta Robusti (1560? – 1590) was a Venetian painter of the Renaissance period. She was the daughter of Tintoretto and is sometimes referred to as Tintoretta. This is a self portrait.

One of three oil paint portraits depicting Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, known as Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, will be auctioned on July 8 by Sotheby’s London. Made by famous Venetian painter Gentile Bellini, the portrait will be put on auction for the first time.

One of three oil paint portraits depicting Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, known as Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, will be auctioned on July 8 by Sotheby’s London. Made by famous Venetian painter Gentile Bellini, the portrait will be put on auction for the first time.

Self portrait by Venetian painter Marietta Robusti, also known as "la Tintoretta," (1554-1590), daughter of Italian painter Tintoretto. via figuration feminine

Andriola de Barrachis, Levina Teerlinc, Marietta Robusti

Self portrait by Venetian painter Marietta Robusti, also known as "la Tintoretta," (1554-1590), daughter of Italian painter Tintoretto. via figuration feminine

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