Madonna and Child with Saints, by Vittore Carpaccio, c. 1515, oil on wood panel - University of Arizona Museum of Art - University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ - DSC08118
Exhibit in the University of Arizona Museum of Art - University of Arizona - Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Vittore Carpaccio was an Italian Renaissance painter known for his vivid depictions of Venetian life and landscapes. He was born in Venice, where he studied under the painter Lazzaro Bastiani. Carpaccio's early works were mostly religious in nature, but he later became known for his secular scenes, particularly those depicting the daily life of Venetians. Carpaccio was influenced by the work of other Venetian painters such as Giovanni Bellini and Gentile Bellini. His style is characterised by the use of bright colours and attention to detail, particularly in the depiction of clothing and architecture. Carpaccio's most famous works include a series of paintings depicting the life of Saint Ursula and scenes from the life of Saint George. He also painted several portraits, including one of the Doge of Venice, Agostino Barbarigo. Carpaccio's work was a major influence on later Venetian painters, including Titian and Tintoretto. He died in Venice around 1525, but his legacy lives on in his vivid and detailed depictions of Venetian life.