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The Feast of the Gods

A love of Venetian art was the genisis of this app, with the idea of makin it easy to find your favourites in a city where there is such a glut of beauty, where so many masterpieces are still in the churches or palaces they were intended for. So click on a painter you love, and hey presto! you’ll find out where to see their art.

Antonello da Messina

Early master of oils

Niccolò Bambini

An average Baroque Joe

Marco Basaiti

Giovanni Bellini's rival

Jacopo Bassano

Father of all those other Bassanos

Lazzaro Bastiani

Carpaccio's master

Gabriel Bella

Chronicler of Venice's 18th century

Gentile Bellini

The master of ceremonies

Giovanni Bellini

Master of luminosity

Jacopo Bellini

Giovanni and Gentile's pa

Bonifazio de’ Pitati (or Veronese)

Follower of Palma Vecchio

Paris Bordone

Student of Titian


Master of Venetian views

Luca Carlevarijs

The first Venetian vedutista

Vittore Carpaccio

A Renaissance charmer

Rosalba Carriera

Society's pastel portraitist

Andrea del Castagno

A Tuscan in Venice

Vicenzo Catena

An elusive character

Giorgio de Chirico

Master of the Metaphysical

Cima da Conegliano

Heir of Giovanni Bellini

Carlo Crivelli

An unusually precise Venetian painter

Giovanni Antonio Fumiani

Painter of a Mighty Big Ceiling

Michele Giambono

International Gothic retro


Founder of the Venetian High Renaissance

Giovanni d'Alemagna

'German John'

Giulia Lama

Baroque painter finally coming into her own

Francesco Guardi

Painter of atmospheric vedute

Gian Antonio Guardi

Francesco's older brother

Jacobello del Fiore

Master of International Gothic

Gregorio Lazzarini

Tiepolo's teacher

Pietro Liberi

Baroque adventurer and painter

Pietro Longhi

Master of Venetian genre scenes

Lorenzo Veneziano

14th-century master

Lorenzo Lotto

Master of penetrating portraits

Johann Lys

German Baroque painter in Venice

Francesco Maffei

Baroque painter from Vicenza

Giovanni Mansueti

Student of Gentile Bellini

Andrea Mantegna

Master of the monumental

Marianna Carlevarijs

pastel portraitest

Sebastiano Mazzoni

A Florentine painter in Venice

Giorgio Morandi

Master of Stillness


Early Baroque Venetian painter

Palma il Giovane

Prolific great-nephew of Palma il Vecchio

Palma il Vecchio

Painter of beautiful women

Paolo Veneziano

Master medieval painter

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

Decorative Rococo painter

Giambattista Piazzetta

Master of the monochrome

Piero della Francesca

Tuscan Renaissance man


Early Renaissance painter and engraver

Giambattista Pittoni

Your typical 18th-century Venetian painter


Titan's arch rival

Marco Ricci

Inventor of the 18th-century Venetian landscape

Sebastiano Ricci

Colourful Rococo painter from Belluno

Marietta Robusti

Also known as Marietta Tintoretto or la Tintoretta.

Sebastiano del Piombo

A Venetian painter in Rome

Francesco Squarcione

The tailor who changed art history

Bernardo Strozzi

'Il prete Genoese'

Giambattista Tiepolo

Rococo master

Giandomenico Tiepolo

A chip off the old block

Domenico Tintoretto

Son of Il Furioso

Jacopo Tintoretto

'll Furioso' of Venetian Art


In his day, 'The Sun Amidst Small Stars'

Pietro della Vecchia

Baroque painter of character (and characters)

Emilio Vedova

Self-taught revolutionary

Paolo Veronese

Master of radiant colour and sumptuous pageantry

Andrea del Verrocchio

Only has one work in Venice, but it's a doozy

Alvise Vivarini

Son of Antonio

Antonio Vivarini

Probable founder of the Vivarini workshop

Bartolomeo Vivarini

The first Venetian to paint in oils

Francesco Zuccarelli

18th-century painter of lyrical landscapes

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Giovanni Bellini