Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) - Madonna with Blessing Child (1480)
Mongolia 30T Stamp Issued 1972
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
Bellini was the most influential Venetian artist of the renaissance. He was known for his paintings which moved the Madonna and Child from formal indoor settings into wide landscapes and the natural world. This portrait is one such depiction of the madonna and child, who happens to be giving everyone a blessing. This is typical of Bellini's work, with deep colours.
Bellini was a major influence on other great artists of the era who have had their works depicted on other stamps: