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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Arrival of the English Ambassadors (detail 1) 1495... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Arrival of the English Ambassadors (detail 1) 1495...
The Virgin Reading 1505-10 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Virgin Reading 1505-10
The Marriage of the Virgin 1504-08 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Marriage of the Virgin 1504-08
The Meeting and Departure of the Suitors, detail from... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Meeting and Departure of the Suitors, detail from...
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 Ten Thousand Martyrs on the Mount Ararat (detail) - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Ten Thousand Martyrs on the Mount Ararat (detail)
The Arrival of the English Ambassadors at the Court... - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Arrival of the English Ambassadors at the Court...
The Triumph of St George [detail: 2] - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Triumph of St George [detail: 2]
The Calling of Matthew 1502 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Calling of Matthew 1502
Departure of the Pilgrims (detail 2) 1495 - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
Departure of the Pilgrims (detail 2) 1495
The Ordination of St. Stephan as Deacon - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Ordination of St. Stephan as Deacon
The Triumph of St George [detail: 1] - Vittore Carpaccio - www.vittorecarpaccio.org
The Triumph of St George [detail: 1]

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