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Happy Thanksgiving!   Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

Happy Thanksgiving! Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!  This famous canvas, The Feast of the Gods, formed the key element in one of the finest domestic decorative schemes of the Italian Renaissance—the private study of Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara. The duke commissioned the two leading painters from Venice—first Giovanni Bellini and, later, his former pupil Titian—to depict bacchanals or revelries […]

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