The invention of Bellini's Feast of the Gods

Colantuono, Anthony
June 1991
Art Bulletin;Jun91, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p237
Academic Journal
Interprets the meaning and function of Giovanni Bellini's "Feast of the Gods," within the "camerino d'alabastro" of Alfonso I d'Este of Ferrara. New interpretation of the paintings' meaning; Recent identification of Mario Equicola as the humanist who conceived the subject matter of Bellini's paintings; Natural philosophical discourse on the "Halycon Days" and the time of the winter solstice; Themes of love and marriage.


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