Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice (Hardcover)

Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice By Peter Humfrey, Andrea Bellieni (Contributions by), Linda Borean (Contributions by), Joanna Dunn (Contributions by), Deborah Howard (Contributions by), Sara Menato (Contributions by), Susannah Rutherglen (Contributions by), Catherine Whistler (Contributions by) Cover Image

Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice (Hardcover)

By Peter Humfrey, Andrea Bellieni (Contributions by), Linda Borean (Contributions by), Joanna Dunn (Contributions by), Deborah Howard (Contributions by), Sara Menato (Contributions by), Susannah Rutherglen (Contributions by), Catherine Whistler (Contributions by)

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An authoritative and comprehensive celebration of the life and work of one of the most prominent artists of the Venetian Renaissance

Meticulously researched and luxuriously illustrated, this volume offers a comprehensive view of Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1460/1466–1525/1526), whose work has been admired for centuries for its fantastical settings enriched with contemporary incident and detail. Capturing the sanctity and splendor of Venice at the turn of the sixteenth century, when the city controlled a vast maritime empire, Carpaccio combined careful observation of the urban environment with a taste for the poetic in his beloved narrative cycles and altarpieces.

Providing a new lens through which to understand Carpaccio’s work, a team of distinguished scholars explores various aspects of his art, including his achievement as a draftsman. In addition to emphasizing the artist’s innovative techniques and contributions to the development of Venetian Renaissance painting, this study includes an in-depth consideration of the fluctuations in the reception of Carpaccio’s work in the five hundred years since the artist’s death.

Published in association with the National Gallery of Art, Washington 


Exhibition Schedule:

National Gallery of Art, Washington
(November 20, 2022–February 12, 2023)

Palazzo Ducale, Venice
(March 18–June 18, 2023)
Peter Humfrey is professor emeritus of art history at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His previous publications include The Altarpiece in Renaissance Venice, Lorenzo Lotto, and Titian.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300254471
ISBN-10: 0300254474
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 352
Language: English
“Beautifully illustrated. . . . A fundamental contribution to Carpaccio scholarship, the catalogue makes clear the importance of the painter in transmitting the look of the busy mercantile empire that was Renaissance Venice.”—D. Pincus, Choice