Washington DC to Welcome Venetian Artist Vittore Carpaccio

Painting of winged lion resting one paw on an open book. Part of the Venetian skyline is visible behind him.
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The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has announced a major retrospective of Venice’s beloved artist, Vittore Carpaccio. The exhibition, Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice will run from November 20, 2022 – February 12, 2023 and is the first retrospective of his work outside Italy. 

Carpaccio is famous for the large, colorful paintings of the lives of saints and Bible stories he created for scuole (charitable societies) in the city. The exhibition will feature several, including two from the Scuola degli Schiavoni and the Gallery’s own The Flight into Egypt. Smaller paintings created for wealthy Venetians and several drawings complete the show. 

Painting of Mary and infant Jesus riding a donkey through a landscape. Joseph walks in front of them.
The Flight into Egypt, c. 1515, oil on panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

The exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art and Musei Civici di Venezia. After Washington DC, it will travel to the Palazzo Ducale in Venice and be on view March 18 – June 18, 2023. 

Two Women on a Balcony, c. 1492/1494, oil on panel, Musei Civici Veneziani, Museo Correr, Venice

A fully illustrated catalog will be available and more information can be found on the Gallery’s website

FEATURED IMAGE Lion of Saint Mark, 1516, oil on canvas, Palazzo Ducale, Venice.

All images courtesy of the National Gallery of Art Department of Communications.

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