VITTORE CARPACCIO. PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS

18 March 2023

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18 June 2023

The exhibition on Vittore Carpaccio. Paintings and Drawings at the Doge’s Palace, organised in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, documents the artistic evolution and skilful painting technique of one of the greatest protagonists of Venetian painting, enabling visitors to immerse themselves in the grandeur and splendour of Renaissance Venice at the dawn of its Golden Age.Approximately forty paintings and a nucleus of drawings by the artist are on display, who is renowned above all for the narrative cycles produced for Venetian confraternities, such as those of Sant’Orsola, now in the Gallerie dell’Accademia, or those for the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni. The exhibition gives an account of his extraordinary imaginative, narrative and descriptive capacity and includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the possibility of admiring two masterpieces that are exceptionally reunited here for the first time in centuries.These are the Fishing and fowling on the lagoon from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Two Venetian ladies from the Museo Correr and they were originally a single work, painted as a panel for a door. The exhibition also presents other works that have returned to the city where they were made for the first time in centuries.

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The evolution of an artist