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<p>Jacopo de' Barbari, View of Venice [lower center block], 1500

Jacopo de' Barbari, View of Venice [lower center block], 1500, woodcut on laid paper, Rosenwald Collection, 1950.1.18

The Venetian World in Six Impressions: Jacopo de' Barbari’s View of Venice

Carpaccio in Context

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • West Building Lecture Hall, No Registration Required

Presented by Eric Denker, lecturer emeritus

Enjoy the last of three in-depth lectures exploring Venetian art. Presented in conjunction with Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice.

The de'Barbari six-block woodcut view of Venice is one of the great conceptual and technological achievements of its time. The view, which is still viable today as a plan of Venice, was created by a team of artisans working under the guidance of the master.

To produce this monumental view of the city, new innovations were necessary in both papermaking and printing. A careful exploration of the woodcut reveals significant information about how the city viewed itself in the context of Italy at the turn of the sixteenth century.

Registration is not required.