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.
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.