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Carpaccio: The Major Pictorial Cycles
Stefania Mason
November 2000
Book Description
In this book the native Venetian art scholar Stefania Mason takes the reader through a critical appraisal of the painter Vittore Carpaccio, focusing primarily on the four superb cycles of paintings he executed under commission from the city's confraternities between 1490 and 1520. What emerges from the author's insightful analysis is Carpaccio's unerring vision of the Venice of his times, deftly woven with complex allegorical allusions to create vast narrative tableaux that catered to the Venetian institutions' keen awareness of the power of imagery.

The study begins with the fabled Life of St Ursula cycle (1490-c. 1498), now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, in which Carpaccio shows his skilled handling of perspective, endowing his canvases with a mixture of recognisable townscapes and imaginary...

Vittorio Sgarbi
July 1995
From Publishers Weekly
The pageantry of Renaissance Venice unfolds in the luminous and meticulous paintings of Vittore Carpaccio (ca. 1455-1525), a fur dealer's son who studied with Giovanni Bellini and became "the most cultured and intellectual painter of the Venetian fifteenth century," in Sgarbi's assessment. This Italian art historian sees Carpaccio as a deeply humanistic metaphysician, more learned and literate than his mentor, and "always engaged in a programmatic search for the archetype of a gesture." This ravishing monograph combines an erudite text with scores of full-page, color reproductions, a mini-essay on each painting, plus a black-and-white illustrated catalogue of the complete works. Beautiful reproductions of the Legend of St. Ursula cycle, as well as famous pictures like Agony in the Garden and Triumph of St....

Venetian Narrative Painting in the Age of Carpaccio
Patricia Fortini Brown
January 1988
Textbook Paperback
From Library Journal
This well-illustrated inquiry examines individually and contextually the "eyewitness" paintings executed in Venice, ca. 1470-1530. Hung in government council chambers and religious lodges, these popular works depicted civic, diplomatic, and pious events of the day in a detailed but lyrical manner unique to the period. Their appeal derived from their surface beauty, lifelike portrayals, and inventive form as well as from their expression of contemporary social, cultural, and aesthetic values. Brown reconstructs the socio-political climate and visual culture that fostered these works, also offering a catalog of pre-1534 narrative painting cycles. For specialized collections. Robin Kaplan, The Information Group, Los AngelesCopyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...

Ruskin's Rose: A Venetian Love Story
Mimma Balia
October 2000
Book Description
Venice can be a dangerous place for a man's emotions--particularly at Christmas, particularly if he's the grief-stricken art historian John Ruskin. In 1876, a year after the death of his clandestine love, Rose La Touche, Ruskin arrived in the city of canals and arched bridges. The author of such acclaimed books as Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, Ruskin suddenly found himself adrift without his Rose. He'd seen his own youthful marriage scandalously annulled; he had lost his faith, his love, his fortune. It was time to heal.Ruskin's Rose tells the unforgettable story of Ruskin's relationship and of his time in Venice, when he rediscovered art through the paintings of fifteenth-century artist Vittore Carpaccio. Gorgeously illustrated with photographs of letters, maps, flowers, lockets, and other artifacts, this...

Masters in Art: Carpaccio: A Series of Illustrated Monographs
Vittore Carpaccio
March 2005
Book Description
Part 43, Volume 4.

Venice at Her Mirror
Robert Marteau


Italian Drawings before 1600 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalog of the Collection
Suzanne Folds Folds McCullagh
July 1997
Book Description

The third in a series of scholarly catalogs on the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago, this volume focuses on the museum's important holdings of Italian drawings of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The catalog contains comprehensive entries on over seven hundred drawings, including preliminary studies for major compositions, cartoons, modelli, independent drawings, and copies after Renaissance and Mannerist masters. Featured are major works by some of the most significant artists of the time: Baccio Bandinelli, Federico Barocci, Fra Bartolommeo, Jacopo Bassano, Vittore Carpaccio, Correggio, Parmigianino, Pisanello, Pontormo, Primaticcio, Raphael, Tintoretto, Veronese, and Taddeo Zuccaro.

Each drawing in this handsomely produced catalog is accompanied by complete and up-to-date...

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