I Vivarini: lo splendore della pittura tra Gotico e Rinascimento opens today (20 February) at Palazzo Sarcinelli in Conegliano. it will run through 5 June 2016. Featuring works by Antonio, his brother Bartolomeo, and his son Alvise, this is the first exhibition dedicated solely to the Vivarini, a family of Venetian artists who rivaled the Bellini.
Antonio Vivarini was born in Murano between 1415 and 1420. He headed the family workshop and collaborated with his brother-in-law, Giovanni d’Alemagna and younger brother, Bartolomeo. His died at some point between 1476 and 1484. Bartolomeo was born in Venice around 1430 and died there after 1491. Though he collaborated with his brother, he was also deeply influenced by Andrea Mantegna. He is known for his “Sacred Conversations,” in which the Virgin Mary is shown surrounded by saints. Antonio’s son Alvise was born between 1442 and 1453 in Venice and came to rival Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini with his luminosity and precise definition of form. He died just after the turn of the sixteenth century.
Antonio Vivarini, Madonna con il Bambino in trono – Trittico di Surbo, Bari, Pinacoteca
Antonio Vivarini, Sant’Ambrogio battezza Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, Accademia Carrara
Bartolomeo Vivarini, Madonna col Bambino e Santi, 1465, Napoli, Museo di Capodimonte
Bartolomeo Vivarini, San Michele arcangelo and San Pietro from Polittico di Scanzo 1488, Bergamo, Accademia Carrara
Antonio e Bartolomeo Vivarini, Polittico di Arbe, 1458, Arbe (Rab), Monastero di Sant’Eufemia, Chiesa di san Bernardino
Bartolomeo Vivarini, Santa Caterina d’Alessandria, Bari, Pinacoteca Metropolitana
Alvise Vivarini, Cristo benedicente, 1498, Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera
Alvise Vivarini, San Gerolamo penitente, 1475, Bergamo, Accademia Carrara
Alvise Vivarini, Cristo risorto,Venezia, Chiesa di san Giovanni in Bragora
Posted by Anne Leader