MANTEGNA and BELLINI
Masters of the Renaissance

01.03.2019 to 30.06.2019
Gemäldegalerie

Andrea Mantegna (ca. 1431–1506) and Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435–1516) were friends, relatives and rivals. They inspired, copied and admired each other. For the first time, the intricately connected oeuvres of these two artists are being presented in a single exhibition, which was produced together with the National Gallery in London and with the cooperation of the British Museum.

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.

In the special presentation "Bellini Plus: Research and Restoration", the Gemäldegalerie is showing works by Giovanni Bellini and his circle that have been the subject of research and investigation in preparation for this major exhibition until  July 21st 2019. 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).

The exhibition is under the patronage of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and is sponsored by the Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein and the Sparkasse-Finanzgruppe.   

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© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Christoph Schmidt

Thu 18.04.2019 04:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour
More Dates : Thu 18.04.2019   Fri 19.04.2019   Fri 19.04.2019   Mehr

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  

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

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

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  

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

Thu 02.05.2019 10:00 am
Kupferstichkabinett
Public tour
More Dates : Thu 02.05.2019   Thu 09.05.2019   Thu 09.05.2019   Mehr

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

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

Andrea Mantegna. Sieg der Tugend über die Laster (Minerva vertreibt die Laster aus dem Garten der Tugend), um 1500–1502, Musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures, Paris
© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot

Thu 02.05.2019 06:00 pm
Kulturforum
Lecture

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Fri 03.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc
Mantegna und Bellini. Masters of the Renaissance (in English)

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

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Wed 08.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Exhibition talk

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, Christus am Ölberg, um 1465, Holz, erworben 1863
© The National Gallery, London

Fri 10.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venedig / cameraphoto arte snc

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

Giovanni Bellini, Bildnis des Dogen Leonardo Loredan, 1501-2, Pappelholz, erworben 1844
© The National Gallery, London

Fri 17.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

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

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

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

Fri 24.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

© Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Fri 31.05.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Jan Gossaert: Maria mit dem Kind, o. J.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Fri 07.06.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Andrea Mantegna. Der Heilige Markus, um 1448 – 1451, Leinwand, 81,1 x 63,6 cm
© Städel Museum - U. Edelmann/ARTOTHEK

Thu 13.06.2019 06:00 pm
Kulturforum
Expert talk | Lecture

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

Fri 14.06.2019 11:00 am
Gemäldegalerie
Public tour

Giovanni Bellini, Beweinung Christi, ca. 1460, Tempera auf Pappel, Galleria degli Uffizi
© Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale Fiorentino

Thu 20.06.2019 06:00 pm
Kulturforum
Lecture

© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders

Sat 22.06.2019 04:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Tandem guided 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)
More Dates : Tue 25.06.2019  

© Städel Museum - U. Edelmann/ARTOTHEK

Sat 20.04.2019 02:00 pm
Gemäldegalerie
Workshop
More Dates : Sat 27.04.2019   Sat 04.05.2019   Sat 11.05.2019   Mehr

Kinderworkshop in der Gemäldegalerie
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Gemäldegalerie / Marcus Glahn
Mantegna und Bellini


Ausstellungsgespräch

Kinderworkshop in der Gemäldegalerie
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Gemäldegalerie / Marcus Glahn
Teamwork


Workshop

Mantegna und Bellini. Meister der Renaissance

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Mantegna and Bellini. Masters of the Renaissance

Gemäldegalerie
Führung (60 min) englisch

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