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THE MOST FAMOUS VENETIAN'S PAINTERS: CARPACCIO

Vittore Carpaccio This Venetian painter was active between approximately 1460 and 1526. His name is correctly Scarpazza, latinized into Carpathius. Many different spellings are recorded, though the one now commonly used does not seem to occur before the XVII century. In 1490, Carpaccio began working on his St. Ursula series in Venice, where it is today conserved in the Academy Gallery. A second series of canvases realized by the painter was for the School of San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice and were dedicated to the Stories and Miracles of the Cross. In 1502, Carpaccio realized a third cycle of teleri for the Church of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni, now on view in the Scuola of the same Church. Here the painter shows a great ability as a narrator of daily experiences. In these pictures, the style of the painter reveals itself with geometrical rigour and use of perspective that is typical of an urbanist and architect, which projects spaces and refuses illusionism. In his canvases Carpaccio contracts space within the canvas using landscapes and creative architectures. He draws inspiration from great masters such as Piero della Francesca, Antonello da Messina and Giovanni Bellini, from whom he learned perspective and the rigorous use of geometry without becoming abstract. For these reasons Carpaccio is recognized as the most cultivated and intellectual Venetian painter of the XV Century. In 1507 Carpaccio received a call from Giovanni Bellini to participate in the realization of pictures for the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in the Doge's Palace. In the same year he dated and signed the painting with San Tommaso in Cathedra for the Church of San Pietro in Murano. An important painting realized by Carpaccio is the Portrait of two Venetian Ladies of the Correr Museum, signed by the painter in the scroll under the dog's foot. Another important work visible in the Academy Gallery is the Presentation of Christ at the Temple, formerly in the Church of San Giobbe. The Glory of San Vitale of the Church of San Vidal and the San Sebastiano for the Church of Santa Fosca are both dated in 1514, and signal the last phase of the activity of the artist, where its style goes into a decline, mostly due to the rapid changes in the Venetian figurative culture, which was already very far removed from the painter’s conceptions.

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