BELLINI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1426, Venezia, d. 1516, Venezia)

San Giobbe Altarpiece (detail)

c. 1487
Oil on panel
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

The Madonna is, as usual, absorbed in her majesty. The Byzantine inheritance, which is still present like an unfathomable legacy in Bellini's painting, makes it mysterious and unattainable, closed in an iconical detachment.