Transfiguration of Christ (Bellini)

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Transfiguration of Christ
ArtistGiovanni Bellini
Yearc. 1480
MediumOil on panel
Dimensions116 cm × 154 cm (46 in × 61 in)
LocationMuseo di Capodimonte, Naples

Transfiguration of Christ is a c.1480 oil on panel painting of the Gospel episode the Transfiguration of Jesus by the Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini, now in the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy.[1]

By this time Bellini had abandoned Gothic art and outgrown the influence of Mantegna. The picture shows a more relaxed style than his earlier Transfiguration. The work is signed IOANNES BELLINUS on a small chart hanging from the fence in the foreground. The leaves of the tree on the right, as well as the faces of James and Peter, are from a later restoration.


  • Ballarin, A. (1987). "Bellini". Diccionario Larousse de la pintura. Planeta-De Agostini. ISBN 84-395-0649-X.