Vittore Carpaccio

Could it be that imagination places our souls in these representations?

On Art and Aesthetics

Vittore Carpaccio (c.1465 – 1525/1526), Wikipedia [Public Domain] Although not as popular as Michelangelo or Leonardo Da Vinci, Vittore Carpaccio (c.1465 – 1525/1526) was an important artist of the Italian Renaissance, associated with the Venetian School of painting. A pupil of Gentile Bellini, Carpaccio is known mostly for his Biblical and legendary subjects – in particular a cycle of works on St. Ursula.

The entry on Britannica states:

Carpaccio’s precise rendering of architecture and the luminous atmosphere of his paintings were praised by the 19th-century English critic John Ruskin. Carpaccio’s panoramic depictions of pageants, processions, and other public gatherings are notable for their wealth of realistic detail, sunny colouring, and dramatic narratives. His incorporation of realistic figures into an orderly and coherent perspectival space made him a predecessor of the Venetian painters of vedute (townscapes).

One of Carpaccio’s most magnificent works is Preparation of Christ’s Tomb featuring the body…

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