Portrait - Vittore Carpaccio
Portrait

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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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
The Lion of St Mark 1516 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Lion of St Mark 1516
St. George and the Dragon - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St. George and the Dragon
St Thomas in Glory between St Mark and St Louis of... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St Thomas in Glory between St Mark and St Louis of...
The Lion of St Mark (detail 1) 1516 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Lion of St Mark (detail 1) 1516
Arrival of St.Ursula during the Siege of Cologne, from... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Arrival of St.Ursula during the Siege of Cologne, from...
Disputation of St Stephen 1514 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Disputation of St Stephen 1514
The Sermon of St Stephen 1514 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Sermon of St Stephen 1514
Life of the Virgin: Annunciation (Storie della Vergine... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Life of the Virgin: Annunciation (Storie della Vergine...
Seated Woman, c.1514 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Seated Woman, c.1514
St Jerome and the Lion 1502 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St Jerome and the Lion 1502

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