Gentile Bellini was born sometime between 1425 and 1430 in Venice. The son of Jacopo Bellini, he learned from his father and assisted him. He was influenced by the school of Padua; with a severe and scholarly feeling for draughtsmanship. In 1469 he received the title of Count because of his good reputation. He was regarded as the greatest artist in Venice.
Among Bellini's portraits that are particularly interesting are the painted profile portraits, popular during the second third of the fifteenth century. Here the influence came from the forceful linear style of Mantegna, who was Bellini's brother-in-law.
In 1475 he went to Constantinople and brought back many sketches which had a gre
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