Cima, Giovanni Battista (jōvänˈnē bät-tēˈstä chēˈmä) [key], c.1459–c.1517, Venetian painter, called Cima da Conegliano. Influenced by Giovanni Bellini and Antonello da Messina, he created many fine altarpieces in the best tradition of Venetian coloring and landscape. Many of his paintings have remained in Venice. There are notable altarpieces of the Madonna and Saints in Vicenza and in Conegliano and one of St. Peter, Martyr in Milan. In the United States he is represented by numerous works, including a Madonna and Saints and St. Jerome (National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C.); two paintings of the Madonna (Walters Art Gall., Baltimore); and two Bacchic scenes (Philadelphia Mus.).
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