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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The Triumph of St George 1502 2 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Triumph of St George 1502 2
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Meeting of the Betrothed Couple and the Departure of...
Death of the Virgin - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Death of the Virgin
Baptism of infidels by St. George, detail 3 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Baptism of infidels by St. George, detail 3
The Ten Thousand Martyrs on the Mount Ararat (detail) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Ten Thousand Martyrs on the Mount Ararat (detail)
The Ordination of St. Stephan as Deacon - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Ordination of St. Stephan as Deacon
Arrival of the English Ambassadors 1495-1500 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Arrival of the English Ambassadors 1495-1500
Apotheosis of St Ursula (detail) 1491 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Apotheosis of St Ursula (detail) 1491
The Meeting and Departure of the Suitors, detail from... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Meeting and Departure of the Suitors, detail from...
Portrait of a Woman c. 1510 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Portrait of a Woman c. 1510
The Virgin Reading 1505-10 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Virgin Reading 1505-10
The Martyrdom of the Pilgrims and the Funeral of St... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Martyrdom of the Pilgrims and the Funeral of St...

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