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Carpaccio was the greatest early Renaissance narrative painter of the Venetian school - and this illuminating study by Peter Humfrey ably demonstrates the truth of this statement. Little is known of Vittore Carpaccio's early life, only that he was born sometime between 1455 and 1460. The dominant influences on his early work were those of Gentile Bellini and Antonello da Messina. His first known works do not appear until 1490, the date on one of the canvases in the cycle illustrating the legend of St. Ursula for the Scuola di Santa Orsola. In these celebrated works he emerged as a mature artist of originality, revealing a gift for organization, narrative skill, and a masterly command of light. Carpaccio died some time between 1523 and 1525 and was subsequently neglected for many centuries. He was rediscovered in the nineteenth century, when his precise rendering of architecture, and the luminous atmosphere of his paintings were praised by the English critic John! Ruskin.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.34" Width: 9.37" Height: 0.94" Weight: 2.47 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2005
Publisher Chaucer Press
ISBN 1904449336 ISBN13 9781904449331
Availability 0 units.
More About Peter Humfrey
Peter Humfrey is Professor and Head of the school of Art History at the University of St Andrews. A scholar of Renaissance painting in Venice and its environs, he is the author of several works, including Painting in Renaissance Venice and Lorenzo Lotto; and co-author of the catalogues for two major loan exhibitions, Lorenzo Lotto: Rediscovered Master of the Renaissance and Dosso Dossi: Court Painter of Renaissance Ferrara. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Peter Humfrey was born in 1947 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of St Andrews, Scotland.