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Killing me softly: Bellini’s Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr

Join Educator Dr Carlo Corsato and learn how Bellini used hidden symbolism and visual contrasts to create a most powerful image for private devotion.

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One of the few narrative landscape paintings by the Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini, 'The Assassination of Saint Peter Martyr' combines the beautiful rendering of nature with the unsettling representation of a brutal murder. Was this aesthetic tension purposely designed for a specific audience, or was it the unexpected result of artistic experimentation? Exclusive for Members.

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Dr Carlo Corsato

Dr Carlo Corsato is a Gallery Educator. Experienced in adult education, he teaches at Morley College and has lectured at the Courtauld Institute and University of St Andrews. He is passionate about history, digital technologies and audience engagement. His publications include ‘Lives of Titian’ and ‘Lives of Tintoretto’.

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