The Feast of the Gods.
In his old age Giovanni painted "The Feast of the Gods", a work regarded as a Renaissance masterpiece, but Giovanni died in 1516, the picture was finished by his former pupil Titian.
The painting contains a multitude of Roman mythological Gods including;
Jupiter, king of the Gods, the nymph Lotis, Priapus, the god
of fertility, Bacchus, God of wine, Pan, the god of music, Neptune, the god of
the sea and many other deity satyrs and nymphs. This is one of the few mythological paintings by Giovanni. It
was the artist’s last major work. A substantial part of the landscape was added
to by Titian
Bellini was influenced by the work of Leonardo da Vinci and
later by the Northern artist Albrecht Durer. Durer had visited Venice in 1506.
He admired and absorbed the lessons of Italian art and it seems that a mutual
appreciation of Durer’s art was admired in Venice. Some of the sharpness displayed
in Giovanni’s work may reflect this influence from the art of the North.
The Lady Combing her hair is one of the artist's final works and was painted when he was eighty-five years old. Almost all of his art had been preoccupied with religious subjects but this is a refreshing and charming late change that mirrored the evolving Venetian style.