Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano

about 1459/60 - about 1517/18
Cima was one of the most prolific artists in Venice at the end of the 15th century. More than thirty altarpieces by Cima survive - more than for any of his contemporaries. They include 'The Incredulity of Saint Thomas'.

According to Vasari, Cima was trained by Giovanni Bellini. Even if this was not a formal relationship, it is clear that Bellini's art was a formative influence on him. Although not an original or inventive artist, Cima seems to have had a large and efficient workshop. Its output was large, often varying a standard pattern. Like Bellini he made many domestic images of the Madonna and Child.

Cima worked in many towns in the Veneto, including Parma and Treviso. He was in regular touch with Conegliano, his birthplace. This connection may have helped him export the Venetian type of altarpiece to the provinces.

Related paintings

Christ Crowned with Thorns
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1510
Christ Crowned with Thorns
David and Jonathan (?)
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1505-10
David and Jonathan (?)
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1500-10
Saint Jerome in a Landscape
Saint Mark (?)
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1500
Saint Mark (?)
Saint Sebastian
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1500
Saint Sebastian
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1502-4
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
The Virgin and Child
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
probably about 1496-9
The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1505
The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1499-1502
The Virgin and Child
Two Panels from the S. Maria dei Crociferi Altarpiece
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1500
Two Panels from the S. Maria dei Crociferi Altarpiece
The Virgin and Child with Saints
Attributed to Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
about 1513-18
The Virgin and Child with Saints
The Virgin and Child with Saint Paul and Saint Francis
After Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
perhaps about 1508-30
The Virgin and Child with Saint Paul and Saint Francis
 
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