The Library of Great Masters: Carpaccio

Vittore Carpaccio was probably born around 1465, in Venice, and started training as a painter in the 1480s. Venice at this time had a lively and artistic climate, open to the influences of Flemish painting and Northern European prints and etchings, as well as International Gothic and the new Renaissance style, which the young Carpaccio picked up on during his formative years as an artist. Carpaccio examines Carpaccio's paintings, reproduced in full colour, in the cultural context of Venice in the 15th and 16th century. The San Giorgio degli Schiavoni cycle in studied in depth, with paintings shown in detail.

By Francesco Valcanover
80 pages
Published by Riverside Book Company, 1990
8.5 x 11 inches