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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St Jerome and the Lion 1502 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St Jerome and the Lion 1502
The Stoning of St Stephen 1520 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Stoning of St Stephen 1520
The Daughter of of Emperor Gordian is Exorcised by... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Daughter of of Emperor Gordian is Exorcised by...
Life of St. Jerome: Vision of St. Augustine (Storie... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Life of St. Jerome: Vision of St. Augustine (Storie...
The Departure of the Pilgrims, detail from The Meeting... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Departure of the Pilgrims, detail from The Meeting...
The Flight into Egypt - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Flight into Egypt
Apparition of the Crucified of Mount Ararat in the... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Apparition of the Crucified of Mount Ararat in the...
St. Vitalis and Saints - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St. Vitalis and Saints
Legend of St. Ursula: The Dream of St. Ursula (Storie... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Legend of St. Ursula: The Dream of St. Ursula (Storie...
Two Venetian Ladies - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Two Venetian Ladies
The Miracle of the Relic of the Holy Cross, detail... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Miracle of the Relic of the Holy Cross, detail...
Street Scene, detail from The Miracle of the Relic... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Street Scene, detail from The Miracle of the Relic...

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