CA' GRIMANI, VENICE~ was the home of Domenico Grimani and his nephew Giovanni, who in the century gave the city two museums. The palazzo was also home to Domenico’s father, Antonio Grimani, who became Doge in 1521 to ~ Once one of the most famo
Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1515 the great Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini painted the Dominican friar Teodoro of Urbino in the guise of Saint Dominic, founder of his order.
Giovanni Bellini, self portrait. This Bellini is the great master of the early part of the Venetian Renaissance. His other-worldly depictions of the Holy Family and various saints suffice to give a glimpse of the Divine even to a non-believer.