the skyline

Looking does not change; walk around Venice and on a clear day you can see the Dolomites, not only from high view points in the city, but at street level. Views from the Fondamente Nuove or the Sestiere Castello are particularly striking if the horizon is clear, implying that Bellini may not have had to have travelled outside of Venice to achieve his horizon. 

 

·          Could talk more about the blue mountainous horizons in other paintings by Bellini and others.

·          Link to my survey

·          Talk more about viewpoints to landscape from the Campo Santa Martina and the Scuola Grande de San Marco