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Happy Thanksgiving!  The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian

Happy Thanksgiving! The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian

| November 20, 2012

This famous canvas, The Feast of the Gods, formed the key element in one of the finest domestic decorative schemes of the Italian Renaissance—the private study of Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara. The duke commissioned the two leading painters from Venice—first Giovanni Bellini and, later, his former pupil Titian—to depict bacchanals or revelries with mythological […]

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