MANTEGNA and BELLINI
Masters of the Renaissance

01.03.2019 to 30.06.2019
Gemäldegalerie

Beginning on 1 March 2019, the Gemäldegalerie is presenting an extensive exhibition on the intricately related work of Andrea Mantegna (ca. 1431–1506) and Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435–1516). With around 100 works, this cooperation between the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the National Gallery London will present the work of these two masters of the Italian Renaissance side by side for the first time. The exhibition catalogue has already been published. Tickets and group tours can now be booked.

Mantegna und Bellini

In 1452/3 the ambitious, dynamic painter and printmaker Andrea Mantegna, who was active in Padua, married into the Bellini family, who were among the leading painters in nearby Venice. Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovations and his deep interest in classical antiquity made a major impact on his youngest brother-in-law, Giovanni Bellini. During this time, Bellini’s distinctive painterly style also made a deep impression on Mantegna’s work. After just 10 years of close collaboration, their paths parted. In 1460 Andrea moved to Mantua, where he remained Court Painter to the princely Gonzaga family until his death. Giovanni, on the other hand, spent his entire artistic career in Venice. They were active in very different environments, and their artistic styles developed in very different directions. Yet through all phases of their creative lives, their work provides evidence of their continuing artistic dialogue, something that can be sensed even today.

Gemäldegalerie and National Gallery

The collections of the Gemäldegalerie and the National Gallery boast an extraordinary range of high-quality works by Mantegna and Bellini. The collections include masterpieces from all creative phases of these two remarkable artists. Additionally, the Kupferstichkabinett and the British Museum house outstanding collections of works on paper by Mantegna and Bellini, by their family members, and by their protégés. Particularly in their immediacy and spontaneity, these drawings emphasise the artistic proximity of Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. Around this nucleus, the exhibition also gathers together a number of outstanding loans. This allows the differences and similarities in the work of these major artists of the Renaissance to be teased out in an exemplary fashion. These unexpected connections and breathtaking juxtapositions make up the unique attraction of this exhibition.

With over 50,000 visitors so far, the exhibition has already gotten off to a great start in the National Gallery, where it will run until 27 January 2019. Since 14 October 2018, in the special presentation Bellini Plus: Research and Restoration, the Gemäldegalerie has been showing works by Giovanni Bellini and his circle that have been the subject of research and investigation in preparation for this major exhibition. Text panels, photos and maps give visitors an insight into the research outcomes of this process, the restoration history of the works, and the recent restoration and conservational measures.

"Mantegna and Bellini: Masters of the Renaissance" is curated by Caroline Campbell (National Gallery, London), Dagmar Korbacher (Kupferstichkabinett – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Neville Rowley (Gemäldegalerie and Skulpturensammlung – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin) and Sarah Vowles (British Museum).

Catalogue

The exhibition catalogue has already come out through Hirmer Verlag: hardback, 304 pages, 287 colour reproductions, edited by Caroline Campbell, Dagmar Korbacher, Neville Rowley and Sarah Vowles, with texts by Andrea De Marchi, Jill Dunkerton, Babette Hartwieg and Katharina Weick-Joch, ISBN 978-3-7774-3173-4, price: €39.90.

An exhibition of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the National Gallery, London in cooperation with the British Museum. The exhibition is under the patronage of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and is sponsored by the Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein and the Sparkasse-Finanzgruppe.

Offers for

Sandro Botticelli: Dante und Vergil im achten Höllenkreis (Inferno XVIII), ca. nach 1480–1495
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Philipp Allard

Thu 17.01.2019 10:00 am
Kupferstichkabinett
Public tour
More Dates : Thu 17.01.2019   Thu 14.02.2019   Thu 14.02.2019   Mehr

Andrea Mantegna, Christus als Schmerzensmann, ca. 1495-1500, Leinwand
© Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

Tue 05.02.2019 11:00 am
Kulturforum
Academy: lectures on art and culture (over several days)

Giovanni Bellini, Der tote Christus, von Engeln gestützt, um 1475, Pappelholz
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Tue 05.02.2019 03:00 pm
Kulturforum
Academy: lectures on art and culture (over several days)

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 01.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 03.05.2019  

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Christoph Schmidt

Fri 01.03.2019 04:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Sat 02.03.2019   Sat 02.03.2019   Sun 03.03.2019   Mehr

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc
MANTEGNA und BELLINI. Masters of the Renaissance (guided tour in English)

Sun 03.03.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Sun 07.04.2019   Sun 05.05.2019   Sun 02.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Maria mit Kind, ca. 1475, Pappelholz
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Thu 07.03.2019 04:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Curator tour
More Dates : Thu 04.04.2019   Thu 02.05.2019   Thu 06.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 08.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 10.05.2019  

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Sun 10.03.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Sun 14.04.2019   Sun 12.05.2019   Sun 09.06.2019  

Vittore Carpaccio, Die Grabbereitung Christi, um 1505
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Tue 12.03.2019 03:30 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Academy: conversations on art and culture (over several days)

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 15.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 17.05.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Maria mit Kind, ca. 1475, Pappelholz
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Sat 16.03.2019 11:30 am
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour
More Dates : Sat 13.04.2019   Sat 18.05.2019   Sat 22.06.2019  

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Sun 17.03.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Sun 21.04.2019   Sun 19.05.2019   Sun 16.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 22.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 24.05.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Sat 23.03.2019 04:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided tour
More Dates : Sat 22.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Wed 27.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Exhibition talk
More Dates : Wed 08.05.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Auferstehung Christi
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Thu 28.03.2019 06:00 pm
Kulturforum
Lecture
More Dates : Thu 28.03.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 29.03.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 31.05.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 05.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 12.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 14.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 19.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 21.06.2019  

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 26.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Fri 28.06.2019  

Donatello, Madonna Pazzi, um 1420
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst / Antje Voigt

Wed 08.05.2019 03:30 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Academy: conversations on art and culture (over several days)

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Fri 07.06.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Giovanni Bellini, Die Darbringung Christi im Tempel
© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

Tue 23.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Workshop (several days)

© Städel Museum - U. Edelmann/ARTOTHEK

Sat 02.03.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Workshop
More Dates : Sat 09.03.2019   Sat 16.03.2019   Sat 23.03.2019   Mehr

Andrea Mantegna, Tanzende Muse
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett / Jörg P. Anders

Tue 16.04.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Workshop (several days)

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