The Metropolitan Museum is hosting a charming exhibition featuring Renaissance Venetian art from the museum’s collections.  The works – mostly religious in nature – of artists such as Giovanni Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio are part of a show that focuses on the transition in Venice from the Gothic style to that of the Renaissance.

Another exhibition celebrates Perino del Vaga, a sixteenth century artist who trained with Raphael. Perino’s works are in the Mannerist style of the late Renaissance.  He was a court artist for Andrea Doria in Genova and later for Pope Paul III in Rome.  Two newly discovered works are featured:  the painting of the “Holy Family with St. John the Baptist” and the beautiful drawing of “Jupiter and Juno reclining on a Marriage Bed.”