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...
St. George Killing the Dragon, 1516 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
St. George Killing the Dragon, 1516
The Meeting at the Golden Gate with Saints, 1515 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Meeting at the Golden Gate with Saints, 1515
Young Knight (Giovane Cavaliere) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Young Knight (Giovane Cavaliere)
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of...
Carpaccio Vision of St Augustin detail1 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Carpaccio Vision of St Augustin detail1
The Dead Christ c. 1520 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Dead Christ c. 1520
Agony in the Garden 1502 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Agony in the Garden 1502
Portrait of a Young Woman - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Portrait of a Young Woman
Departure of the Ambassadors (Partenza degli Ambasciatori) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Departure of the Ambassadors (Partenza degli Ambasciatori)
Martyrdom of the Pilgrims and the Funeral of St Ursula... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Martyrdom of the Pilgrims and the Funeral of St Ursula...
The Healing of the Madman (detail) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Healing of the Madman (detail)

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