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. George Baptising the Gentiles (detail of musicians... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St. George Baptising the Gentiles (detail of musicians...
The Story of St. Ursula, the Repatriation of the English... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Story of St. Ursula, the Repatriation of the English...
The Arrival of the English Ambassadors, from the St... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Arrival of the English Ambassadors, from the St...
Gondoliers on the Grand Canal, detail from The Miracle... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Gondoliers on the Grand Canal, detail from The Miracle...
The Meeting at the Golden Gate with Saints, 1515 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Meeting at the Golden Gate with Saints, 1515
The Dead Christ c. 1520 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Dead Christ c. 1520
Portrait of a Young Woman - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of...
St Stephen is Consecrated Deacon [detail: 1] - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St Stephen is Consecrated Deacon [detail: 1]
Carpaccio Vision of St Augustin detail1 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Carpaccio Vision of St Augustin detail1
Portrait of the Doge Leonardo Loredan - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Portrait of the Doge Leonardo Loredan
The Dream of St Ursula c. 1495 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Dream of St Ursula c. 1495

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