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Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1460 - 1525/1526) was an Italian painter of the Venetian school, who studied under Gentile Bellini. He is best known for a cycle of nine paintings, The Legend of Saint Ursula. His style was somewhat conservative, showing little influence from the Humanist trends that transformed Italian Renaissance painting during his lifetime. He was influenced by the style of Antonello da Messina and Early Netherlandish art.

For this reason, and also because so much of his best work remains in Venice, his art has been rather neglected by comparison with other Venetian contemporaries, such as Giovanni Bellini or Giorgione. He is perhaps known best for his large urban scenes, such as that the painting showing a miraculous healing at the Rialto Bridge (at right). These canvases offer some of the best impressions of the Venice at the height of its power and wealth, illustrating the strong sense of the civic pride among its citizens. In other paintings he demonstrates a sense of fantasy that seems to look back to medieval romance, rather than sharing in the pastoral vision of the next generation.


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The Crucifixion and the Glorification the Ten Thousand... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Crucifixion and the Glorification the Ten Thousand...
St George and the Dragon (detail) 1516 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St George and the Dragon (detail) 1516
St. George Baptising the Gentile, 1501-07 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St. George Baptising the Gentile, 1501-07
The Healing of the Madman c. 1496 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Healing of the Madman c. 1496
The Miracle of the Relic of the True Cross on the Rialto... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Miracle of the Relic of the True Cross on the Rialto...
St Stephen is Consecrated Deacon 1511 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St Stephen is Consecrated Deacon 1511
Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World)
Mary and John the Baptist praying to the Christ child - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Mary and John the Baptist praying to the Christ child
Minstrel angel playing a lute, detail from The Presentation... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Minstrel angel playing a lute, detail from The Presentation...
Presentation of Mary at the Temple (detail of Mary) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Presentation of Mary at the Temple (detail of Mary)
Gondoliers on the Grand Canal, detail from The Miracle... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Gondoliers on the Grand Canal, detail from The Miracle...
St George and the Dragon [detail: 1] - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St George and the Dragon [detail: 1]
The Miracle of the Relic of the True Cross on the Rialto... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Miracle of the Relic of the True Cross on the Rialto...
The Pilgrims Meet the Pope (detail) c. 1492 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Pilgrims Meet the Pope (detail) c. 1492
Vision of St. Augustine, 1502-08 (detail) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Vision of St. Augustine, 1502-08 (detail)
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 1510 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple 1510
Debate of St. Stephen (detail of background) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Debate of St. Stephen (detail of background)
Burial of St. Jerome, 1507-09 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Burial of St. Jerome, 1507-09
Sacra Conversazione, c.1500 (detail) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Sacra Conversazione, c.1500 (detail)
Life of St. Stephen: St. Stephen Disputing (Storie... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Life of St. Stephen: St. Stephen Disputing (Storie...
Apotheosis of St Ursula 1491 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Apotheosis of St Ursula 1491
Debate of St. Stephen, tempera on canvas, 1514 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Debate of St. Stephen, tempera on canvas, 1514
The Flight into Egypt 1500 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Flight into Egypt 1500
St George and the Dragon 1502 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St George and the Dragon 1502
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