Cima da Conegliano, Giovanni Battista

Cima da Conegliano, Giovanni Battista (1459/60-1517/18). Italian painter, named after the town of his birth, and active mainly in nearby Venice. His paintings are mostly quiet devotional scenes, often in landscape settings, in the manner of Giovanni Bellini. He has been called 'the poor man's Bellini', but because of his calm and weighty figures he was also known in the 18th century (rather incongruously) as 'the Venetian Masaccio'. Nine of his works are in the National Gallery, London.

606 x 700 61.0K
61.0K, 606 x 700

The Annunciation
Painted: 1495
Tempera on canvas transferred from wood
The Hermitage
St. Petersburg