Notable Venetian storyteller with an eye for homely, factual detail, crowds, and processions. His religious and mythological stories within images of his own familiar Venice and thus chronicled his own times. There are many details in his paintings. He is a forerunner of later domestic genre painters and recorders of the Venetian scene, such as Canaletto.
Vittore Carpaccio’s major works are The Dismissal of the English Ambassadors, 1495 (Venice: Gallerie dell’ Accademia); The Flight into Egypt, c. 1500 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art); Young Knight in a Landscape,1510 (Madrid: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.