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Bellini and the East Caroline Campbell

Bellini and the East By Caroline Campbell

Bellini and the East by Caroline Campbell

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Bellini and the East by Caroline Campbell

Fifteenth-century Venice was the commercial linchpin between Western Europe and the richer civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean, monopolising the trade of luxury goods. But the relationship between Venice and the East was not merely commercial - ideas and aesthetics were exchanged and developed in a remarkable age of cultural fusion. It is now well known that this interaction between East and West had a profound effect on Venice's distinctive architecture, but the impact on Venetian painting of this synthesis of Western Christendom, Byzantium and the Islamic world has never been fully explored. This vast topic is addressed in Bellini and the East, illustrated through the work of the supremely talented Bellini family of painters (Jacopo, and his sons Gentile and Giovanni), who transformed Venetian painting in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, and who encapsulate the integration of different cultures and ideas. This book shows how Islamic and Byzantine objects came to be shown in Venetian painting, and discusses Gentile Bellini's visit to the court of Mehmet II (1432 - 1481). Published to accompany the exhibition Bellini and the East at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, from 8 December 2005 to 26 March 2006, and the National Gallery, London, from 12 April to 25 June 2006.

About Caroline Campbell

Caroline Campbell is Curator of Paintings at the Courtauld Institute Galleries; Alan Chong is Curator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Deborah Howard is Reader in Architectural History and Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge. She is the author of Venice and the East (2000) and The Architectural History of Venice (2002); J. Michael Rogers is Professor of Art and Archaeology at the University of London and his many books include Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Kahlili Collection (2002).

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Bellini and the East by Caroline Campbell
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