Bellini & Titian, Feast of the Gods

The Feast of the Gods is part of a mythological cycle painted by Titian and Giovanni Bellini and commissioned by Alfonso d’Este, Duke of Ferrara. The cycle also includes Bacchus and Ariadne and the Andrians. It was originally hung in the studiolo or Camerini d’Alabastro of the Duke’s Ferranese castle.

Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker provide a description, historical perspective, and analysis of Giovanni Bellini and Titian’s The Feast of the Gods.

Giovanni Bellini and Titian, The Feast of the Gods, 1514 and 1529, oil on canvas, 5′ 7″ x 6′ 2″, (National Gallery of Art).

Please also review the video on Bellini’s Saint Francis in Ecstacy at the Frick Collection.