CARPACCIO Vittore (Carpaccio Vittore)( Venetian painter of the Renaissance.)
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Biography CARPACCIO Vittore (Carpaccio Vittore)
(ca. 1460 - ca. 1526)
His magnificent paintings depicting magnificent processions, scenes from sacred history and legends associated with his native city, make it the central figure in the narrative tradition of Venetian painting. Carpaccio was born in Venice ca. 1460; was influenced by Giovanni and Gentile Bellini and Antonello da Messina, Giorgione and Andrea Mantegna. He worked mainly in Venice. Died Carpaccio in Venice ca. 1526.
The most significant works of the artist - several cycles of paintings that he created for the Venetian religious brotherhoods, depicting scenes from the lives of their patron saints. These works give an idea about the ceremonial side of life in Venice at the time. From 1490 to 1495 carpaccio wrote for Scuola di Santa Orsola series of paintings illustrating the legend of St.. Ursula (now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice). One of his best works is a cycle dedicated to the life of St.. Augustine St.. George St.. Jerome and St.. Trifon at Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni (1502-1507). Among other famous works of the master - The Miracle of St. Cross (1494, Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia), Ladies on the balcony (approx. 1494-1500, Venice, Correr Museum).